1.11.2010

Good News...Movement Happening!

We received a wonderful e-mail from our case worker this morning...

Our adoption agency had placed a request that all court approved children in Shashemene be authorized to move to the foster home, so that embassy medicals could be coordinated and their waiting families could be given embassy dates...and the request was approved! There were several children in Shashemene whose parents had made it through court, but the children were basically "stuck" due to the Oromia issues. We were one of those families and this means that, after today, we are one HUGE step closer to bringing home our baby boy!

This is an answer to prayer as the situation seemed stagnant and hopeless for quite some time. They are still not moving other "referred" children out, nor are they processing any new adoptions from that region. If children are not being transitioned out of these orphanages to their families, then 1) they are forced to spend unnecessary time in institutional living and 2) it leaves orphanages that are too overcrowded to take in additional children. So...more prayer is needed until this issue is completely resolved.

Today's news was major progress and we are elated. There is still a small chance of late January travel, but it will likely be early February. As soon as they get our little guy moved to the CWA foster home, we can be given an embassy date and travel planning can begin.

We were yearning for good news...what a wonderful Monday!

4 comments:

T, C, and K Family said...

This is GREAT news Tiff:) Will keep it in our prayers! ~Candace

myfourgems said...

Yay! I have chills...so thrilled for you.

Brandy said...

Yipee!! Good news!!! Praying that you can travel SOON!! :)

Margo said...

Great news! We're so excited to hear that. Praying for travel soon!!!