We got the email we have been waiting for! All the Burji children have been released. Our agency appealed directly to the Minister of Women, Children, and Youth Affairs, and she stepped in and ordered the regional and local government to stop illegally holding our children. Five weeks after our court date, the children are finally on their way to Addis. "Relief" does not begin to describe what I'm feeling.
In terms of when we can bring the kids to the United States, the estimate is the same as it's been, two to four months. When the boys arrive in Addis, the countdown can finally begin!