We heard from our Adoption Agency earlier this week. They had talked with our lawyer and received some information specifically about our case. The Abandonment Decree that we've been waiting for (for about a month) is being held up by Social Services. The details surrounding why it's being held up are still not known.
What we know right now is that from the time we receive an Abandonment Decree we have to wait 30 days until a Birth Certificate can be issued. Our lawyer needs the Birth Certificate in hand before he can submit our case to court. He's saying that it will take about 2 weeks for our case to make it through court and then we'll be waiting on the US Embassy to give us permission to travel - right now they are saying that process is taking around 4-6 weeks. So...even if we were to receive our Abandonment Decree today - we're looking at March before we'll be able to travel and bring our little one home.
First, it was November/December, then it was January, now it's March...Ugh!
Not the news we were hoping for and quite frankly...it stinks.
I feel like we're walking a tight rope right now - trying desperately to keep our balance...
We know God's timing is perfect, but every day we wait is another day that our little one is in an orphanage without a family.
We know God is in control of this situation, but every day we wait is another day that our little one is in an orphanage without a family.
We know that God is stretching and growing our faith and that He'll use this for our good, but every day we wait is another day that our little one is in an orphanage without a family.
You get the picture...