I know I have said this before, but there are times where referral, court date, and Embassy date news seems to be at a standstill. That has been the case since about the end of January. These types of announcements have been trickling in very slowly. Well today that has ended! So far today on the AW Yahoo Group, FIVE families have been notified of their court date and one family received Embassy clearance! It is amazing what these days do for those who are waiting. Today's news was even more exciting for me because I have been e-mailing a couple families specifically over the months so knowing that they will be going to see their kiddos soon brings such gladness in my heart! The Grant family is adopting two boys who are also from the Sidamo region so we shared that bond. They received their referral on October 29 and have been waiting since then for their court date. The Weber family is also adopting two children who are unrelated. They received their referral for their son on November 4 and their daughter on November 10. Since we had referrals at around the same time, we have been keeping in contact with each other. Now I know that I will get to meet BOTH of these families in Ethiopia! Both of these families have court dates on April 5 and I'm sure I will still be there! YEAH GOD!!!!!!!
Now we just need to hear of some more referrals. If that would happen this week it would be one of the BEST WEEKS EVER!