Happy Sunday, friends!
I wanted to pop in on this beautiful Sunday morning before we head out to church to tell you about some good news that we received about our adoption this week!
First of all, our i800 was approved and is now in country! YAY! So that means that all of our paperwork is over there! This is HUGE. (If you have been following our adoption, you know that all of our paper work was approved last fall, and we traveled in December to get our girl. But when we came home early and our adoption was technically “ended,” we have had to re-do some of our paper work and also do extra paper work to proceed with the adoption.)
We also found out earlier this week that our sweet girl is no longer at the hospital, and is at an orphanage now and attending her boarding school during the week.
BUT the best news we have received so far is that we MIGHT get to talk to our sweet girl through Skype next weekend and see her sweet face!! We have not had any contact with her since we left in December. We have sent her a few letters, but that is it.
Here is the update we received yesterday from our adoption coordinator:
K— is going to call the Orphanage this week, to see if possibly you can SKYPE with your little girl next weekend! I will keep you posted, as soon as she lets me know.
Also, the Orphans Court is going to make the “best interests” decision in the beginning of May. If you remember, that is that extra decision the Ministry now wants, and the one you did the letter and the pictures for. K— did not tell me the exact date, just the beginning of May. Once they do, they will send that paperwork to the Ministry. So once they get that, and once the Ministry gets the updated Health information from the hospital, the Ministry will prepare your new referral. I will warn you the Ministry has been slow in referrals, but we will see. They know this is a unique case, and everyone is aware of the situation of it.
So, while I do not think you will make your girls birthday, I think you will probably travel in June sometime. It all hinges on how long it takes everyone to do their part.. mostly the Ministry.
So the pieces are slowly coming together and falling into place – I know its not as soon as you hoped, but I do ( and I hope you do) see the light at the end of the tunnel!
We are so thankful for this update!
I know that many of you have faithfully be praying for our girl and our family. THANK YOU.
I hope this update gives you some more specifics that you can pray for. Please pray that we WILL get to Skype with her next weekend.
We know that our adoption coordinator feels that it will be June before we travel, but we are still praying for a miracle that we can be with her on her birthday, May 11th.
This time, our boys will be traveling with us. It was way to difficult on all of us, especially our youngest, Eli and Adam, when Cy and I traveled last time alone. So there will be a lot of details we will need to work out, but we will worry about that when the time comes. :)
I will keep you updated as we find things out. Thank you for taking this journey with us. It has been a wild ride, but we have seen God’s hand on it throughout.
Have a blessed Sunday, friends! xoxo