Tuesday, March 18, 2008

It's been a long time

So I received a call from Mary T. today. As I understand it, MOWA is supposed to send an opinion to the courts before cases are heard by the judges. MOWA's opinion was that our file was "incomplete." After much work by our Gladney in-country staff it seems that there was some sort of misfiling of records and so once that was cleared a new court date was petitioned for the next couple of days. The courts declined the petition to expedite our case, so our new court date is set for the 26th of this month. On another and more positive note, our little one's mother was able to relinquish our babe today. The courts accepted her decision, which means that things should go smoother for her case to be accepted and approved.
I am very frustrated, but I feel very confident that we have the most competent people working and doing everything in their power to bring our girl home.

13 comments:

the albertsons said...

uuuugggghhhh. I'm so so so sorry. But you're right- there is good news here too! Your case should go very smoothly on the 26th. Just a week away, and the same day as ours! If all goes well for our case, maybe we'll meet in Ethiopia.
Hang in there... this is almost done for you all!!!
becca

InGod'sHands said...

I will be praying for you all. I was really hoping that all would go through this time around. I'm thankful that the 26th is close, but I know it totally stinks (to put it mildly) that you have to wait for yet another court date. Hang in there! I'll be praying hard on the day of the 25th and evening of the 25th since they are ahead of us for you and a number of other families.

Blessings, Rebecca K.

Eric & Tara said...

Ugh! I am so sorry for your wretched wait! This is no fun at all. It WILL happen...soon...on March 26th!! (this is me willing it to happen)

The Roberts Family said...

PRAYING for you until every last final detail is completed. Know that you are not alone and that we all care so much about you and your precious little one waiting. Keep hangin' on. ~Shelly

Farmboy and Buttercup said...

Oh, I was hoping so much to see great news just now. It IS incredibly frustrating, but in God's timing it will be done. Hey, our court date is also March 26, let's pray all our families have great news that day!

Jocelyn said...

I am so sorry to hear this, I will pray that all goes well next week!

DrewCareyShow said...

DRAG!!!

crazy thorne's said...

I can't imagine! So sorry! We will be praying extra on the 26th. Hang in there!

familyinflux said...

Sending you good thoughts for tomorrow!!
Dauray

Eric & Tara said...

Just wanted to let you know that we are sending up lots of prayers tonight!!!! I can't wait to hear good news tomorrow!!!

The Roberts Family said...

PRAYING here for you all!!! .... so anxious to hear of wonderful news that all is DONE and OFFICIAL and we get to gaze our eyes on that precious little one with you!!! Blessings~ Shelly

Drew Carey Show said...

Thinking about you guys tonight and sending up all our prayers!

Anonymous said...

>>>>sending positive vibes your way<<<<< !!!!!
love, monica and patrick