Monday, October 09, 2006

One Step Closer

The news we were anticipating came out this morning, and we are happy to say that Marta and Meklit will be ours next Monday! That is the date for their case to be heard in court, and the outcome is that they will be ours.

The next step is for documents to go through the system and their embassy appointment will be ~4 weeks later, at which point I can travel and bring Marta home. This should mean that I will be over in Addis in mid-November, and Marta and I should be home before Thanksgiving. Lots to be thankful for this year.

I will be able to spend time with Meklit on that trip, but she has to wait a couple more months before we can bring her home. Having her home for Christmas seems like too much to hope for, but you never know!

Time to start packing!


Anne said...

What a sweet post -- isn't this the best news? We're so thrilled for you!!

KelseyChristine said...

Yay, YAY, yay!!!! Congratulations!

Erin said...

Yay Rich!! That is awesome. :)
I can't wait to hear that you are on your way. I will give Meklit a hug from you when we are there and take lots of pics if they let me.


owlhaven said...


Mary, mom to many

chel said...

Rich, that is so exciting. congratz!!!!

5KidMom said...

Such fantastic news!! I can hardly wait to see pictures of Marta with her new family. I told her in April that I didn't think it would be too much longer, and now she will be home by Thanksgiving. Even I didn't dare to dream that it would happen that fast. I didn't even know she had a sister back then. I'm so glad that we serve a God so much bigger than ourselves, and that His ways are not our ways. Not only did He have a plan for these girls, but He had a plan for them TOGETHER. Congratulaions!!!

Heather said...

Rich, THAT IS SOOOOOOOO WONDERFUL!!!!!! Maybe we'll see you there! We haven't heard about a courtdate for our kids yet, but you've given me so much hope tonight!

Thankfulmom said...

Congratulations! We are so happy to see other families bring their children home. Maybe you can spend some time with our little sweetheart and get some photos for us. Would you email me privately? Thank you!

Susy Q said...

How exciting!!!!!

Anonymous said...

and congratulations to you too! thanks for stopping by my blog. I am so happy you will have your daughter home!

Heather said...

So, what's the news?! How'd the courtdate go yesterday?!