What exactly is a court date and why is it important? On that date, our adoption proceedings will take place in an Ethiopian court room with a CWA staffer standing in our place by proxy and Lem Lem & Bear will become our children. It's the next HUGE step we have to take to get them home.
So it had be an excruciating wait. We had heard so little, I took that to mean that nothing was actually happening. Had they been moved together? Had they had their second round of medical tests? Was anything happening? And the not knowing if our process was moving along was driving me nuts. A growing tightening in my chest, a gray cloud of sadness settling thicker and thicker. It was sapping any motivation to blog about life, comment on my bloggity friend's posts, write letters, answer emails.
About a week ago, we received an email with a second set of medical test results on Lem Lem, our daughter. They looked good. Making us all the more impatient to hear any news on Bear. As far as we knew, the two of them hadn't been moved to the CWA foster home in Addis yet.
So imagine my surprise when I walked into the house on Wednesday afternoon to a phone call from our case worker. I hadn't the foggiest idea why she was calling. I was completelly unprepared for her to tell me....
WE'VE BEEN ASSIGNED A COURT DATE!
Not only had the kids been moved to the foster care center so they're together now and the staff knows that they are to be brother and sister, Bear's second set of medical tests have been done.
In less than three weeks, if all goes as planned, these two precious children will become part of our family. And quite possibly by the end of July they could be here home with us.
I can hardly believe it! My heart is bursting.
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