Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Almost Open!

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!

3 comments:

Katie said...

Wow! The Ethiopians took "party like it's 1999" pretty seriously I guess! Hope your embassy date is sooner than later.

patjrsmom said...

Thanks! This means that H is probably born sometime before we got married according to the Ethiopian calendar!

The Cooper Family said...

I remember the head of the agency posting something some months ago that said that they try to group the families together for the embassy date by where they are staying. For example, everyone in our group who had the embassy date the same Wednesday as us stayed at the Guest House. Others in our Group P stayed at the Hilton and other hotels, and they got other embassy dates. It's not a perfect system because families change their minds as to where they stay, and I'm sure there are other factors. Maybe it will work like that for your Group. So, if I'm not mistaken, they will ask you where you plan to stay before they assign you an embassy date.