Thursday, January 26, 2012

Even More Unexpected News

Lesley, our case worker, has her own special cell phone ring. When she calls, it sounds like a siren is in the room with you. I did this on purpose so I would never miss a call from her. So, you can imagine my surprise when alarms start going off early Wednesday morning. It was such an unexpected phone call, I just knew it couldn't be good.
Turns out...the judge reviewed our case early and we have a cournt date NEXT THURSDAY! Wow, such awesome news. We booked our flight yesterday afternoon, started packing, made some phone calls and we are all set.
We had made plans to go to Louisville this weekend to visit friends so we are going to go ahead with that plan and then fly from there on Sunday. Wow...lots to do, couldn't be more excited!
Many have asked if we get to bring him home. Sadly, we aren't able to this trip but we will get to love on him a bunch and go to court. It's the first of two trips we have to make. The next trip, we will be bring him home.
Keep praying for us!!!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Unexpected News

Our case was finally seen by the judge on Tuesday. This was an answer to prayer because we have been postponed a couple of times. Of course we were anxiously waiting by the phone thinking we would be traveling very soon. We got word on Wednesday that we are going to have to wait 10 more days before we hear something.
In our situation, our little guys mother began the process to allow her son to be adopted. However, she has passed away so the process changed a bit. The judge is going to put an ad in the paper to see if there are any living relatives that will take little man. They have until Friday of next week to speak up. If not, we will continue as planned and hopefully have a travel date soon.
All of this was a pretty hard pill to swallow. I was filled with such emotion. On the one hand, we already feel like this little boy is ours. We want him home as soon as possible. On the other hand, it would be a true miracle if he weren't orphaned anymore. The best possible situation would be for him to be with his birth family. It's just hard to love someone you've never met so much but also be prepared for anything.
Ultimately, God is in control and this is no surprise to him. It's in his hands.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

New Court Date

Just a bit of an update:
We had a court date set for January 3rd however, the judge wasn't able to view our case so it has been postponed for the 17th. I realize it's only two weeks but that seems like a very long time! We will keep you posted.