Tuesday, August 24, 2010
WE HAVE COURT DATES!
After being told last week that we wouldn't hear any news on court dates until AFTER courts reopen in October, we got a surprise call today from our caseworker, Kiersten. She told us that she had great news for us-since our file was already open in the Ethiopian court system, the courts decided to give out a few more court dates-and we got one!!
Abigail's court session (where several different people have to show up to represent her-an AGCI staff member, a member of the police force, a social worker, etc.) will be on
We will then leave around Nov. 15th and arrive for OUR court appearance on NOVEMBER 19TH and arrive home around Nov. 21st from our FIRST trip to Ethiopia.
We are sad that it is about 3 months away, but excited that we FINALLY have a date to look at! We are going to call and get flight quotes in the morning and see what they look like....we then have our caseworker review any that we find (our itinerary) and when they approve it, we can book it!
Please pray as there are several documents that need to be at the court in order for both Abigail's part and our part to be able to pass. One is the MOWA letter-and many times it isn't there when it is suppose to be-so PRAY!
Pray that the judge and all the Representatives of Abigail will be healthy and let nothing stop them from coming to work on Oct. 20th and Nov. 19th! After these 2 courts are done and passed, Abigail will be legally ours in the eyes of Ethiopia courts!! But, we have to wait for her visa and passport to be ready and that is what the next wait will be for-so that we can then go on the 2nd trip.
Continue to pray for Abby's health as she lives in the orphanage.
Pray that we will get a quick Embassy date after our 2 court dates.....after we pass court-we hope that the trend continues that has happened with the last group (they are there in Ethiopia, just now there picking up their kids)-they only had to wait 3-4 weeks from their court appointment to their return trip and embassy appointment-which is where we can BRING ABBY HOME! This is the part we want to get to as soon as possible. There is still a chance that we can have her home by Christmas-so pray hard!!! If not by Christmas, it will be January.
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