Tuesday, May 5

court outcome

We received a call from our case worker, Julie, today that our birthmother was unable to attend our court hearing. This means we've been postponed until she can make it to court to testify. It looks as if this is going to postpone our travel to Ethiopia and our little guy about another month -- mid or late June. This was hard news to hear. Indeed, this has been the toughest day of our adoption journey. 

Instead we are choosing to focus on our dear friends, The Hulls, who are traveling in less than two weeks. They are precious people who are sure to love on our little bear and tell him we're coming for him as soon as we can. 

23 comments:

Tisha said...

Nell Ann... I am so so sorry. I am sure this has been the hardest day. I hope you hear about a new court date soon.

The Bogard Family said...

Nell Ann and Justin,
You are in our thoughts and prayers!

Tina said...

I am sorry to hear this. We have had some trials and tribulations that have set us back as well. I would love to hear something on our boy also! We'll keep praying! Hang in there!

Kelly said...

That's so disappointing. Hang in there.

Blog Shmog said...

oh no, i'm so sorry nell ann. :( praying for you as you wait a bit more...

"Indescribable" said...

Hard news to hear. I'm glad you didn't have to WAIT for the news and maybe this is the time some people need for their hearts to accept and prepare for what's happening. Praying for peace for you, your little guy and his family.

shauna said...

I'm so sorry...

missy said...

so sad for you...so sorry...

Cindy said...

I am so so sorry Nell Ann. I hope you get a new court date very soon. :(

neely said...

It was great to chat today...still hoping we travel together! Tilt one back for me...I think you know what I mean!

Paul and DeeDee said...

Nell Ann I am so sorry. We are praying that this gets cleared up soon and she makes it to court!!

Starshine said...

Oh, Nell Ann, I'm sorry to hear this news. Sending you a big hug.

It was great getting to know you over dinner last night. I look forward to many more chats. I'll pray that God will move in supernatural ways to get your case passed in court soon!

Aubrey said...

I'm so sorry! I know this is rotten news - we've definitely been there when it seems like things are going so smoothly for everyone but you. We'll keep you in our thoughts and I know you'll get there soon. :(

Jana said...

Getting that news is like a brick to your chest. I have been there and know how it feels. I am so sorry. It WILL happen for you guys. Praying for you.

Laurie said...

no, no, no!! That is terrible. I'm sure you are at your wit's end. Enough already!!

I will pray for a miracle that will get you over there SOON! :)

Guard Wife said...

I'm so very sorry to read this, Nell Ann. I had been praying and hoping that there would be no snags with the court date. I will pray that the birth mother is able to appear and complete the requisite steps.

{{Hugs}} from us!

Maria and Family said...

IM SO SORRY. I have been there and it just stinks. Our court case only delayed us a tiny bit . I hope that is the same for you.

Julie said...

Everything happens for a reason; God has a plan for you & your new family! Praying for you to all meet soon!
Julie & Adam

Eryn said...

Oh man...what a bummer. You have a great attitude! Matt and I were just talking today on our long car ride to USCIS that it must be hard for birthparents to get to court...hang in there! God has a plan and he is BIG. Eryn

Mamushsky World Headquarters said...

I'm so sorry...Hugs to you. I wish that along with so many other things that Ethiopia could improve their court system and promote closer court dates in these situations.

Stephanie said...

Oh, I'm so sorry! We are definitely praying for you and for your little guy!

cb4swife said...

I am so sorry too! My heart sank when I read this...I remember all too well what this feels like...praying for a fast court date for you! God Bless...Shannon

tuesdaymom said...

So sorry, guys! Time will fly by, but I know its so hard to wait!

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