Ok, so this week has surely had its ups...many online friends received word that their court dates were successful. This means their child is now legally theirs and they will travel to Ethiopia within months to pick them up. I have been so excited and ecstatic about this. These are families were referred their child around the beginning of August and then were caught in court closures, adding 2-3 months to the process.
I am very sad to say this week has also had its downs. There are 4 families that I am aware of that did not have a successful court date due to a variety of reasons. This means their court date is rescheduled for January, adding more time to this crazy process. That just simply sucks! I am crying for them because I know how their hearts ache to know the face they've been staring at for months is legally theirs. I wish I could wave a magic wand and make it all better for them. I'm so angry that these delays are happening to them just because some paperwork was forgotten by a certain party.
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To my friends who are weeping today...I am weeping with you. I'm so sorry. There isn't anything I could say to help you and to make it better. Keep strong.
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