Wednesday, July 7, 2010

We Have a Court Date!

BIG NEWS! Our adoption agency contacted us this afternoon to let us know that we have a court date scheduled for August 4th. The courts are currently scheduled to close for rainy season on the 6th. Talk about cutting it close.

BUT…we are NOT out of the woods yet.

In order to adopt from Ethiopia, we actually have to “clear” two court dates. Our first court date is July 19th. We do not attend this hearing. IF everything goes as scheduled on July 19th, THEN we fly over for the 2nd court date on August 4th. If there is any kind of “glitch” with the July 19th court date (and unfortunately, this often happens in Ethiopia), the 2nd court date of August 4th may have to be rescheduled…ugh…let’s not go there.

Please pray that all the paperwork is turned in and that all relevant parties (birthmother, court clerks, judges, etc) show up on the 19th so that we can show up in court on August 4th and meet our boys.

…if all goes as scheduled, we should be bringing them home for good sometime in late August or early September.

Riding the emotional roller coaster,

BRIAN

23 comments:

Jamie Jo said...

Whoooo Hooooo! We'll be praying! I know how crazy the court system is there, so you two are SO WISE to not get your hopes too up, but God is good and big. OH MY! Congrats!

Shannon Plumb said...

YAY! Praying no bumps in the road and everything goes smoothly to get your boys home ASAP!

kcinnova said...

God's timing is perfect.

Angel said...

OH WOW!!!! That is a NAIL BITER!!!!! Wowzer... We have just started the process for Ethiopia through Gladney. I was wondering how this was going to work now with the 2 trips. I am LEARNING so much. Look forward to seeing you there before we know it! Angel

Angel said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!! We live in Richmond, TX like 5 minutes from Katy!! WILD!!! We gotta get together. :o) We are in Pecan Grove. This is so cool. What a SMALL world.

Kirstin C said...

Praying praying for y'all! I sooooo hope y'all get that court date in before Aug 6th!!!!

Rebecca said...

congrats! sending good vibes that everything goes smoothly!

Leslie said...

The courts could not have made it more of an emotional roller coaster if they tried. We are on the 15th and 30th.

I'll be thinking of you.

Graham and Emily Murray said...

Aww, man!!! This is SOOOO exciting/I pray that all court dates go as planned!!! I know you guys can't WAIT to have those boys home!!!

Lisa said...

Hi guys,

Hope that all goes well. Very excited for your court date!!

The Mrs. said...

Wooohooo!! Tons of prayers towards the 19th going as smoothly as possible so that y'all can jump on a plane and meet your boys!!!

The Busters said...

I am jumping and down for you guys here in OH!!!! Emotional roller coaster is right! Praying all goes well on the 19th!

Joanna said...

WOW!!! Talk about cutting it close - BUT I'm sure all will go well and you'll have those boys home soon!! Our prayers are going out for the four of you!

Lindsey said...

WOOT! WOOT! WOOT! Yeah Courtdates! I am so excited for you guys!

Niemitz said...

What great news:)Got all my fingers and toes crossed here in New Orleans for you guys!!!!

Brenda

Heather said...

WOOOOHOOOO!!! Hoping and praying all goes well on the 19th!

Brad and Carrie said...

Yay! Yay! Yay!

Laura said...

Wow that is great news. So happy for you guys and hoping everything goes smoothly the first time!

Heather said...

oh man! GREAT news!!
sending all kinds of +++++++++++++++++++++++++ to Ethiopia for everything to go smoothly.

Christina said...

Hi Tracy & Brian,

I am glad that you commented on our blog so that I could find yours! I love your referral video. Congratulations on the 2 boys. I bet they are adorable. Hoping your court date goes well and your adoption is finalized before the rainy season!

Christina

The Lefflers said...

What fabulous news! I'm praying that all goes smoothly. I'm praying that those sweet babies know the Lord's presence while they wait for their Daddy and Mommy to come get them. The Lord bless you all.

J at www.jellyjules.com said...

I can only imagine, as you give your heart to these young boys, and yet protect your heart against disappointment in case something goes wrong...how difficult it must be. Actually, I had similar feelings while pregnant...fearing that something might go wrong, and totally in love with my baby.

Bex said...

Absolutely praying for your court date to be easy and breezy!