Monday, January 16, 2012

They're ours!

Back from Ethiopia and a successful court date! The boys Our sons are still in Burji and we did not get to see them, but we had spent an hour with them back in November, and that was enough to satisfy the legal requirement. I am so happy and relieved to be their mommy!

This song has been going through my head since court.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Adopting is not easy

In the last two weeks:

* Several families went to court and legally terminated the rights to their children. Even though it was news we had been waiting for, there is nothing to celebrate in a family affirming that they cannot raise their child. It is heartbreaking.

* A family reclaimed a child. Happiness in knowing that a family was reunited does not diminish the pain to the people who had hoped to adopt that child. More heartbreak.

* We got a new court date and got plane tickets for the day after tomorrow. We wondered if things would work out this time.

* This afternoon we found out about a possible delay. AGAIN. This time it is contingent on when the judge wants to hear our case.

    No, adopting is not easy.

      Tuesday, January 3, 2012