T Minus 1 and here we are. For those of you unfamiliar with the adoption proceeding in Ethiopia, I’ll provide a very pithy rundown. Court consists of a few parts. 1. Adoptive Parents appear before the judge and acknowledge their acceptance of the child/children they hope to adopt. 2. Birth family legally relinquishes their rights to said child/children. 3. Child/children, if older, appear before the judge and acknowledge their desire to be adopted (and understanding of adoption). 4. MOWYA issues an opinion regarding the adoptive parents’ request to adopt. Finally, when all the pieces are collated, the Ethiopian government legally recognizes the adoption.
Great news arrived this afternoon. 2 of the 4 parts for our case are complete. Tomorrow, the trio appears before the judge. You may join us in praying for the Lord to cast out all fear as they trudge a new road without parents around to encourage them. Pray God tills their hearts to readiness for us, their new family. Pray, also, that MOWYA issues an opinion on our case tomorrow. We consider ourselves blessed beyond belief for the prayers from friends and family as the hour of court approaches.
Defender, Little Mum, and Wanderer, our fearless trio, we are waiting!!!