Anti-climactic Update

4 Aug

This morning our court document was scheduled to be redone.  In case you missed the last post, MOWA lost our court document weeks ago but failed to inform our adoption agency.  They waited until the last minute to fess up and make an appointment to have the document redone.  Without the court document submitted by MOWA, we cannot receive a court date and travel to meet & adopt our son.  We’ve been waiting on pins and needles for this day to come for the past week and I did not let my phone out of my site all morning, hoping for an encouraging update that our case has been submitted to the court and we’ve been given a travel date.  I just talked to my case worker and here’s what she said:

What we know:

  • We know that the court document WAS redone today.  Yay.  Sometimes appointments like this are made and people don’t show up, so we can thank God that everyone showed up and the document was redone.
  • We know that the court has not released a new schedule of court dates yet.

What we DON’T know:

  • We don’t know if MOWA has filled out and submitted our document to the court. (We know they got the document redone today, but don’t know if they actually filled it out and handed it off to the court.  I REALLY HOPE THEY DID THIS and that they aren’t dragging their feet for any reason).
  • We don’t know if MOWA will inform us when they submit the court document (typically they don’t inform us and we just hear that we have a court date some time after they’ve submitted the document).
  • We don’t know if the court is still issuing court dates for August.
  • We don’t know if the court will give us a date for October, in the event that there are no more August court dates.
  • We don’t know when we will know more information (hopefully tomorrow?).

A few other families from my agency had prelim hearings today so the in-country staff is vigilantly checking with the court to see if/when they will issue court dates for all of us.

Please continue to pray, pray pray!  There is still time for God to move.  Pray for mercy and urgency and good old fashioned compliance in the hearts and attitudes of ALL those who will be part of the decision for if & when we get a court date.

I already have all of our orphanage donations packed.  Tonight I will pack our suitcases because if we get a court date, we will have about two seconds travel notice.  I want to be ready so it’s not more stressful than it needs to be.  The worst thing that could happen is we don’t get a court date and I cry a thousand tears while I unpack my suitcase.  Just a day in the life of an adoptive mom.

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