First of all, thank you so much for your sweet comments on our last post. They seriously made my day. I love that we have so many friends and family praying for us through this process. Your prayers are so appreciated!
Well, today was the big day. Just like our last big day it started off with a list of unexpected events (Camp threw up again, our car showed up late, Baby U cried through his passport photos, and it was pouring down rain all day in a country where clean shoes are a sign of respect in the court room). It was a rough start once again but we kept reminding one another that since God is great, we don't have to be in control.
When we got into court (which was really just the judges office) it became clear, very quickly, that our case was not going to be cut and dry. The judge had a number of questions regarding how Baby U came to be an orphan. One of the people at court with us was the lady who reported him abandoned. They judge had a lot of questions for her. Though this was nerve-racking at the time, we ultimately were thankful that he has a high regard for ethics in adoption. That is so important to us as well. When it was all said and done, there are a couple of things he is requiring this week from our lawyer and this lady. There will be another hearing on Wednesday to clear those details up. Then, if all goes well, we return to court next Friday and expect to receive a favorable ruling.
Thank you all for praying and please specifically be praying for us as we wait for Friday to come, that these details get cleared up and we receive guardianship of Baby U! We will keep you posted and again... pictures are to come! I promise! I hate reading blog posts with all words. Thanks for sticking with me!