We have mentioned before that things are always changing with international adoption. How often? you ask. Well, in the last 2 weeks there have been changes in how court dates are assigned in Ethiopia!
Today we got a phone call from our case worker that our first court
date has been set. Before we travel to attend court there is a date
when an Ethiopian agency reviews all of our paperwork to make sure that
everything is in order. After they issue a favorable opinion then the
Ethiopian court is able to see us in person and finalize the adoption.
It used to be that both court dates were assigned at the same time (the
paperwork review date and the in-person meeting). Now they are just
assigning that first date and waiting for the outcome before proceeding
to schedule the next date.
Our review date is next Thursday, November 29. SO SOON!
Just 9 days away! We are VERY EXCITED! There are two families with our
agency who are traveling to Ethiopia in the next week to attend court.
They got both of their dates at the same time. Then there are two
families that are in the same boat as us, who have review dates next
week and then will get their court and travel dates like we will.
It is an exciting and always changing journey. We can't wait to
find out our travel dates and know the first day we will be seeing our
little girl in person. It will almost definitely be in December!