Kombulcha & Bete Hisenete there, Addis
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Our coordinator for Ethiopia is going their on March 7th. I am so jealous! We are so anxious to meet him and bring him home! We put a package together for him that included a Phoenix Suns shirt, 2 Matchbox cars, a coloring book, crayons and a small photo album with captions. Megan will hopefully be able to see him and give it to him in person. She will also get new pictures and some video. We can only imagine in our minds the long journey there and to finally see him and hold him. Where it will be real and not surreal.
Monday, February 9, 2009
Yes, we got our court date today! It is April 28th in Ethiopia. It is later than we hoped, but at least we have it! We will not be attending the court hearing...most families don't. Now we have just (just?) have to wait about 75 days and keep our fingers crossed that everything will be in order and we will pass court on our first try. All the families I have spoken to from our agency have passed the first time. Then we can officially call him ours! So if all goes as planned it looks like it will be late May/early June to travel. I want May though!
Sunday, February 8, 2009
We received our new 1-171H this past Thursday. This is the last piece of paperwork we needed to complete our file. Now we wait to be assigned a court date. His remaining family member must come to the court hearing, so the courts can verify he is an orphan. As long as the family member is there and they have all the neccessary paperwork, the adoption will be finalized under Ethiopian law. Right now I am seeing court dates as far out as Late April, so it makes me nervous, because it could be as much as a month later before we could travel to get him. We really want him here by May since I have the summer off. Next post to announce our court date and hopefully soon!