Tuesday, December 14, 2010

No Court Date Yet

Three weeks have passed since we received our referral, and almost three weeks since we accepted our referral.  We had hoped to know our court date by now.  But we don't.  I spoke with Imagine yesterday and they said that dates have been slow to come in lately, and court dates a little further out than usual.  That being said, they're hopeful of hearing something this week yet, and they put an inquiry in just yesterday with their staff in Ethiopia, asking for an update.  Though originally we were hoping for a date by late January or early February, right now I'm just hoping we still get a February date at all...especially with the holidays looming and further delays as a result of that.

The odd thing is, though, that I'm not really worried about it.  Of course I want to get the show on the road already, and am both terrified by and wanting that court date to materialize.  But so far, I'm finding this wait sooooooo much easier than our referral wait.  Perhaps that will change yet, I'm not sure, but this is the most relaxed I've been about our lives in a very long time.  The pressure of the referral wait is over, and we're in this for the last time.


  1. oopsie, disregard email. :) praying for you! my hope is that once you get your court date, the immigration stuff will soon follow! what a blessed feeling to just be done, to know who your children are, to just be able to breathe again. love darci

  2. Praying you will be given your court date soon. I am looking forward to following your journey to court and hearing the details you choose to share.
    Thanks for sharing your journey with us Ruth.
    Blessings to you,

  3. I hope you get your court date VERY soon. Valentines would be a good date to become a forever family! But whatever date it is, will be a very special day indeed. I loved your post with the kids' new clothes too. So fun.

    God Bless,


  4. Thank you all. I hope, too, that our date comes soon. From what I've been hearing just today, we may be looking at a March date! Uck - I was totally planning on February...but what can we do...we have no control in the process. And I guess we'll take whatever we can get!



  5. I hope you hear soon!! And I really hope you don't have to wait until March.
    I guess will have to keep shopping to pass the time ;)


  6. I feel the same way then you. I hope we will be able to go before the end of February or beginning of March but since we are a big group in November (18 referrals) it can also be later in March.... I hope it will be before that. Did IA tell you why dates have been slow down ? I will be curious to know why.

  7. I felt very relaxed too the first month of the wait post referral. The second month gets tougher.. without a court date....