It is two days after a failed court date and I am emotionally strong again. At least I think I am. I just had a rough few days.
First let me say, thank you to all of you that left the amazing comments of support. It helped me out so much! I also got a few personal emails and I am afraid I may have unintentionally discouraged people from adoption due to how emotional I was in my last post after we did not pass court. If I have discouraged anyone, please read below:
I am sad about the court delay in our case but we have a relinquished child and they seem to be a little more challenging from what I have read lately on other blogs than the abandoned cases. They are not requesting a new document as I have read on a lot of blogs, the courts want the birth mom to appear in court again. She already appeared in court over 3 months ago with witnesses to relinquish all her rights so I don’t know why they want her to appear again, but that is the court’s decision. From what our agency says, they sometimes request this and other times not. I do not want to discourage people from adopting or getting relinquished babies, they need homes too but I do want to keep it “Real” as far as expectations go. I also want to say that when we pass court and get our little sweet pea, every moment will have been worth it and I wouldn’t change a thing knowing now what I didn’t know when we started the adoption process.
Do not be swayed by my emotional rant on my blog about not passing court when it comes to your decision about adopting. I just had an emotional day. Court delays can happen in any country or agency.
I do think that we should all keep the Ethiopia Adoption program and Governments/Court system in our prayers as well as other countries so that more orphans can have forever families. In closing, GOD is BIGGER than any courts! I know I will have my sweet pea soon!
Thank you for all your support! I am so happy for all of you who have just brought your babies home and I am stalking your blog to find out more. I am also thinking about the rest of you that are waiting for referrals and gathering the paperwork for your dossier.