We have had a string of a couple of days with good news coming from Ethiopia. We found out yesterday that our paperwork has been translated and is due to be submitted to court tomorrow. What does that mean? Well, once your paperwork is translated and submitted to court, they give you a courtdate. In adoption talk, a courtdate is almost like a birthday. Once our case goes to court and passes, we are officially the parents of that beautiful little boy. So our fingers are crossed that a court date will be set soon. We have been told not to expect the court date to be any time before late May. But that is OK, we just want the date set.
The other good news involves Parker. Our social worker and her husband passed court just last week and were slated to travel to Ethiopia to pick up their twin girls in the middle of March. Their two girls come from the same village that Parker is from. We learned today that they will have the opportunity to travel to that village, Kamashi. After playing a bit of phone tag with her this afternoon, I got confirmation that they would, in fact, be making the trip to Kamashi and they would be happy to take as many pictures as possible. The other good thing about them traveling to Kamashi is that our adoption coordinator will be traveling with them, which means that she will be able to hand deliver our care package to Parker. It means the world to us that our coordinator has offered to take this package for us to Ethiopia. We can't wait to see the new pictures of our little boy and it will be great to know for sure that he knows that he is being adopted by us and he will have pictures of us that he can look at while we wait to go get him.