It's like those last days of pregnancy when you think 'Could this be it? Will this child finally be out of my belly so I can kiss them?' I'm thinking 'Could this be it? Is this beautiful baby that I've been loving and longing for officially be mine? Can I finally make definitive plans to bring her home?' Just like those last days of pregnancy, you don't know if it's really 'it' or if it just feels like 'it'. You know it's going to happen, just not exactly when. The adoption process is like that but magnified a million times because instead of carrying your child around with you, you have never held your baby and you just have to trust that she's being taken care of. Oh and things could fall through and..... (I'm not going there in my head)
So, our court date.... there's a possibility that we won't pass court the first time. Many things need to happen in order for us to pass....
~The birth mother has to come to Addis Ababa. Melia was relinquished in a
government orphanage in the south, which, according to what I've heard is about 8
hours away from Addis. Our agency provides transportation for her to come but I
imagine it's going to be hard for her to get there. Oh and she has to have proper ID.
~The court also needs a letter stating that Melia is adoptable and another letter stating
that we are fit to adopt her.
Please pray that these things happen and everything goes smoothly and that we pass court the first time and don't have to reschedule our court date for any reason.
By the Lord's grace, I've had a super busy week and haven't had much time to think (stress, worry) about our court date. Although, I haven't been able to fall asleep at night before 2am and now that court potentially 24 hours away, is sleep is eluding me more than usual!
Please Pray We Pass!!