Well, we did finally hear from our judge last week, who has decided that she DOES need the entire copy of our state laws on adoption, even the domestic/USA parts. So, she now has them, in English (which she said was OK). We are not sure how she is going to read them. Please pray that she finds what she needs soon so that we will get approval to bring Andrew home. We are the first in a line of adoption cases that she is hearing, so I pray that we are at least paving the way for others to sail quickly through court without difficulty. Please remember them in prayer as well, as some of those families are also aready in the court process with this same judge. Looks like the earliest we would travel would be sometime in April. We pray that it's no later than that, since Andrew is already 5 months old now. Thanks again to all of our prayer warriors. You are all precious to us and we can never thank you enough!
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
We are posting to ask everyone to please pray. The judge in our case has never tried an international adoption case before, and she may ask for our ENTIRE state laws on adoption. Generally, and abbreviated form of the state laws is required, and is provided by the American Institute in Taiwan. These abbreviated laws contain all laws pertaining to international adoption, and omit only the domestic/US adoption portions of the laws, which are not in any way relevant to our case. If we are required to have the entire TN adoption law translated, it could cost us thousands and thousands of dollars and take quite a long time in translation. This appears to be the only thing that is holding up a decision in our case. Please pray that our judge quickly understands that ONLY the short form of the law, which she already has, is needed in order for her to make her decision.
The past few weeks have been quite trying. On top of the above, both or our oldest have had bronchitis, and I have had a terrible GI bug which has wiped me out for the entire week. We are praying to all be completely well soon and looking forward to rejoining society... :)
So....on to the good news. We just received new pics of our baby boy. We were so thankful to see his precious face again! It's amazing how much he has changed in the past 3 weeks. The waiting is growing more difficult, especially in light of the unknown, but we trust that the Lord is in control and all will happen in His perfect timing. Please keep us in your prayers as we continue to wait......
Andrew And Carson (on the move!)
Andrew 5 Months Old
CHEWING on his passy
Anna "Hey, gimmee that passy!"
Andrew "HELLLP. She's after my passy!"
Carson "WOW! Look what just landed in front of me! Woohoo!"
Andrew "Psssstttt...Hey Carson, It's in my hand. She'll never find it here!"
Carson "WOW, that's a BRILLIANT plan!"
Anna "Now...whereeeeee is that passy!???"
3 little miracles