Sunday, January 18, 2009


We have court in less than 4 days. For those of you that are new to the blog, we had our first court date on Dec 8th. They ended up not having court that day due to the Muslim Holiday. The following day, they were only open a few hours and did not get to our case. By then, I was a mess with emotion. The following day we waiting on pins and needles. We soon found out that our case was heard but we did not pass due to the fact that the birth mom did not appear at court. She lives very far away and was ill. A new court date was assigned for six weeks later, Jan 22nd.

So here we are, 4 days away from court. Addis is nine hours ahead of us, so while we sleep on Wednesday night, court will be in session for our sweet pea.
We are praying that we pass. Court dates are getting harder to get and further out. They are now assigning families who have just received a referral, April court dates.

Our sweet pea turned 8 months on Friday. She was three months when she made it to the orphanage and we were assigned to her a short time later. We have received medical and photo updates each month. She is growing up before our eyes and I feel like I am missing so much. I am thankful for the people at toukoul for taking such good care of her while we are waiting to
bring her home.

Please join us in Prayer...

1. Please pray that the birth mother makes it to court

2. Please pray that we have favor with the judge and MOWA with our case

3. Please pray that the birth mother is comforted in such a hard time

4. Please pray that I stay calm during this process!!!!!!!

5. Please pray that more children are adopted and have forever families.

6. Please pray for the Ethiopian adoption program and that it stays healthy and strong in the coming years.

Thank you kind friends for your support in bringing our girl home! I appreciate it more than you know.

Lilypie Date is set Ticker

Lilypie Waiting to adopt Ticker

Lilypie Waiting to adopt Ticker


Angela said...
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Angela said...

I pray everything goes smoothly Amber!

coffeemom said...

Praying for court! Love M

dan and rachel said...

praying for you!!! keep us posted!

The Zimmers said...

You will definitely be in my prayers this week! I know how hard this has been for you and I am hopeful that you will have some good news Thursday morning!

Leah Reeves said...

I feel for you. These last few days can be the hardest. It will happen!!!!!!! I cannot to see that beautiful baby in person!


~Laura~ said...

praying for you!!!

Monica said...

I'm praying for you this week, Amber.

Domestic Goddess said...

Still praying...more than ever! I know the waiting is so trying but God is good!!! We love you guys! Talk to you soon.

Lindsay said...

I know you will pass!! I won't be able to sleep either! I'm am so excited that I can just pee in my pants! Ayana, we are sooo ready to meet you and ready to bring you home! Just one more day princess!