Our adoption agency is reporting that their lawyer in Ethiopia believes the courts will be re-opening on Monday, October 4th after the court closure around the Ethiopian New Year (where they rang in 1999! a few weeks ago-but that's a story for another post.
We are optimistic that next week should bring us some news about our official court date and then hopefully after that our embassy date. Once the embassy date has been set, then we can begin making travel arrangements. There are 10 families in our group, I believe, and only 3 embassy dates can be set per week. Our agency's appointments are on Wednesdays. We just don't know how they discern who of those 10 families gets one of the first embassy dates so that could stretch our wait out a few weeks longer than anticipated, but again, we're optimistic. (Jer 29:11-Go Aunt A!!) Here's to good news in the coming week and a Happy 1999 to you all!