Today we received our court date for November 25, 2008. The purpose of this appointment is to confirm that the child is an orphan, or has been legitimately relinquished, and to approve the adoption. It is not uncommon for there to be multiple court dates, either due to missing paper work, witnesses not showing up, or power outages, so we do not travel for this date. Instead we have a facilitator from our agency, who represents us in court.
Once we pass court, we wait for an Embassy date. The Embassy date is usually one to two months after a successful court date, and that is when we go to Africa for our little girl.
Everyone please keep your fingers crossed that we pass our first date so that Hope can come home early in the New Year.
This is "Sherman the dog." He is one of many stuffed animals eagerly awaiting the arrival of the little girl who will love and cherish him forever.
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