Monday, August 4, 2008

BUMPY ROAD

Jessica called today to tell us that Belay in country was told baby's birthmother must now appear in court - even though she already officially relinquished and she wasn't supposed to have to be there again. The document stating the relinquishment does not read correctly and she will have to relinquish again in court. Making this happen Tuesday or Wednesday (before the 2 month court closure) may prove to be a difficult task, given the fact that birthmother does not live in Addis, but is currently somewhere outside of the city. Belay has not yet spoken with her but rather to the orphanage director where birthmother took Koko. He will attempt to find her in an effort to get her into court before the closure. It is unknown if there will be time to make this happen, but Jessica assures us they will do everything they can to find her. She said she will contact us tomorrow to let us know where things stand.

We are worrying, praying, hearts hurting.
smj

8 comments:

graceling said...

I will be praying! Peace to you!

Chris and Jess said...

I'm joining you in prayer. From what I've heard, Belay is a miracle worker. It will happen!

B said...

If only....we could ease your minds, heal the hurt in your hearts...and find a way to make this dream come true...faster! Hold tight to your faith...even though the end is so hard to see right now...soon your reward will be the sight of this beautiful daughter that waits patiently for that leap from your heart to your arms! If only... we could fly over there and bring this dream home to you..we would. Just know that we care...we're praying, waiting, wishing...and loving the three of you! love...Dad and Billie

coffeemom said...

IF anyone can find her and make it happen, it IS Belay! But for what it's worth: we are praying for you and for court and in our rosary tonight, special for this tough nervous week. hang in there and Peace!

Kim S said...

Chad and Susan,
My heart aches for you tonight. I am holding you both close in my heart in prayer. I will pray for guidance for Belay as Belay searches for birthmom, for God's timing to bring all this together, and for a blanket of comfort and peace to cover you both. Peace and love to you.

J, A and T said...

Prayers, prayers, and more prayers for you guys!

paul m. said...

may our impossible-making God come to your aid, in the name of Jesus we pray! Paul and Susan.

The Albertsons said...

Oh you guys. I know how hard this is. praying like a mad woman for ALL the details to happen...
love
becca

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