Thursday, October 18, 2007

ITS OFFICIAL --- PICKLES IS OURS!!!

We made through courts today. I can't even begin to tell you the relief we feel, then excitement, then panic (oh my gosh, we have to pack!!!).

Thank you, thank you, thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for your prayers, concerns, support and shoulders to cry on during these long 2 1/2 months!!!! I can't even begin to explain how much ALL of you mean to us!

Our travel dates has been pushed forward two days to October 31st. The Embassy in Addis is now requiring two days after your embassy hearing to prepare the exit documents (Visas, etc.) needed to get our baby girl home!!!!

The courts are now requiring the biological mom and three witnesses to appear in court to validate/confirm that each child has legitimately being relinquished for adoption. As a mom, I can't imagine how difficult that must be to go through that all again. This change also means some of the court dates will have to be rescheduled. We are so thankful that ours got through court. My heart goes out to you that have to wait a little longer. The reward is so great when it finally comes.....we know, we've walked that walk the past 2 1/2 months!

God is SO GOOD!

We love you all!

David & Robin

11 comments:

The Breedlove family said...

Yea! Yea! Yea! So...is the travel date going to be the 27th or 28th like you thought? I am so excited for you...my heart is racing! YEA!!!!! You can take a deep breath now...you are officially a momma...nothing can change that!
Amy

The Quinn Girls said...

Congratulations. The tears are starting. It must have been tough to sleep last night. Start packing and please give my little cutie a kiss and let her know her mom is on her way.

Timm and Jennifer said...

Congratulations!!! I have been following your journey for awhile now...I hope you get to Ethiopia quickly so you can hold your precious baby!

HeidiD in CT said...

YAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! I'm so excited for you! I've been thinking of you all day (week, month!!) I hope that you are able to sleep a little before your trip. Let me know if you have any questions!

LISA said...

Yayyyyy!!!!!!!!!! So glad you made it through court! Not long till you get to hold your little cutie!

Ellie said...

Conratulations!!! I am so excited for you and I really hope that we are in the same boat soon! We will have to get together sometime to let the little girls play!

Jocelyn said...

Congratulations!! You have been waiting a long time to get your girl home!! I hope I am right behind you...my court date is Monday if all goes well I will travel in about 3 weeks!! Have a safe trip!

Eileen and Jerry Mestas said...

Congratulations!!! God is so good! We will be praying for your safe travel and for everything to go smoothly. We are so sorry we won't be there with you after all. But, we will definately have to get together after we all get adjusted. Give our love to everyone there and tell them we appreciate everything they are doing with these precious children. Please give our babies kisses & hugs for us too!!!

Eileen and Jerry Mestas said...

Robin,

We have a question for you and we wanted to know if you could email us at emestas@nc.rr.com. Thank you!

Drew Carey Show said...

We are so very excited for you guys! I hope you post while you're there! Please give our Zoe great big hugs and kisses for us, and let her know we're right behind you!!! Can't wait to see pictures of all of you together! So so so exciting!!!

Laura said...

Congrats!! I'm so excited for you guys!! God is so faithful!!