Waiting for court

We received our referral on 11/20/08 and we are waiting for our case to go to Ethiopian court.  The hard thing about this wait, is it seems just as unpredictable as the wait for referral.  So far there have been many cases rescheduled and sometimes the new date is 5-6 weeks later.  Yuck!  I can't imagine how flustered those families must feel.  One thing about adoption, there is nothing that can be done to change it or speed it up.  You must just chill about it all.  

Many people have asked us when we will be able to pick our little one up.  It's so hard to even guess and I can't believe that there's a very real chance (though I hope not!!) that we won't travel until March.   I am trying to be more optimistic than that.  But the flip side is, you don't want to be disappointed either.   Adoption is such a path of the unknown.  A path that you just walk, don't look back and don't stop and think....

3 comments:

Stacie said...

Hey, I wondered where your blog went...this is great to see you again. I am so excited for your referral...so worth it now isn't it.
We were in Shell Lake, WI for T-day.

Misty said...

I was wondering what happened to your blog! I am with you on the court date thing. I waiver between being sick thinking about not passing the first time, and just being totally confident that we will. What a wild ride, eh?

Jill said...

I ended up getting through court on my third try last year. It was much the same as this year, no one was getting through on the first try for awhile. But, there was less going on last year, so they were only delaying about a week at a time. Hopefully, things will smooth out soon...it is always a little mixed up right after courts re-open.

Hope you get a date soon and sail through! It is hard to wait but at least you aren't in that zone of "must be home by Christmas." That was the hardest part last year, the third court date put me past Christmas and having that imaginary (self-imposed) "deadline" made it harder. It's better to be open.

 

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