Friday, March 02, 2007

Today we thought we were waiting for the final document for legal guardianship and that simultaneously we would receive the date of our final court hearing. We received neither one. We also knew that the President had specifically requested to speak with Ega. We (Randy,Kelly, Lael, and Ega) left our house at 7A and Laurance arrived to stay with T, T, and J. The President of the Court did meet with Ega briefly and this went well. We did not receive the final document because of a typo!!!! Our lawyer had to leave the court while we waited there, so that he could go to a cyber cafe and re-type the document without errors. When he returned to the court, the person who was required to issue our file a particular number had left for Cotonou and our lawyer was told to return on Tuesday to retrieve the document. Our lawyer was frustrated, as were we, to say the least. Once he retrieves the document we will receive the court date. We are pleading for the court date to be Friday the ninth.

At the same time we have started the process of working with our local Embassy as well as the U.S. Immigration office located in Accra Ghana. This is proving to be a complicated process as well. We will be going to Cotonou Monday in hopes of filing papers for Immigration to approve of us as adoptive parents. We have been told by various people who have been through this same process, we can expect a time frame of anywhere between 6 weeks to 3 months.

Pray we break the record for speed on this next step. Right now our track record does not fuel positive expectations.

Thank you for your prayers and words of encouragement along the way. It is not always easy to maintain a perspective that it is God who is in control.

3 comments:

CommentRV said...

I want to give you guys hugs and big commendations for keeping the faith through these extremely difficult times. The frustration we feel can only be magnified many times over for you. We will continue to pray and we will give God all the praises when He says the time is right.


Love you all,

Mom

Blessed Assurances said...

I have been following this process with high hopes and i have been praying for you guys during this time. I will continue to pray that your hearts not be heavy but full of peace-I pray that your joy will overflow as you wait and that God would move rather quickly to resolve all of this. thank you for keeping us all posted.

Gid bless your journey
Susan (Johnson) Young
Sam's ole buddy ole pal :)

Kendra said...

I've been checking in all morning looking for an update. I can just feel your frustration across the ocean, and I'm so sorry. I don't know if we'll ever know "why" here on earth, but God is still sovereign, and He is still in control, and He still has the best plan - for everyone. I hope we DO get to see how and why all the pieces came together the way they are forming . . .that would be a privelege that would be sweet of Him to share. You are loved and are being "moaned for" over here!
love you
kendra