Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Honest to Goodness NEWS.

I'm going to set aside my writer's block right now to just put the news out there.

We have a court date. Sort of. If all goes well. The "all goes well" portion is as follows:

Up until recently, cases sometimes went to court without the official letter of opinion from the Ministry of Women's Affairs, and it seems that some families would "pass court" and then be waiting for a while to get the opinion letter before things could be finalized.

To avoid this happening, there will be a first court date in which the powers-that-be at the Ministry will appear before the judge to present their opinion of the case. The date for this to happen for us is May 9th.

If a favorable opinion is presented, we are to arrive in Addis Ababa on May 19 in order to meet in person the famous Little Bee the next day (butterflies in my stomach at this thought). Our court date will then be on May 23rd.

May 23rd is the day that everything could potentially be finalized. Then we go back home to wait for an embassy date a few weeks later. We wish wish wish that we could stay in country the whole time but unfortunately our jobs will probably not permit us to do so.

That being said: We have been advised not to make solid travel plans until we hear the outcome of the May 9th court date and will most likely have to be paying exorbitant last-minute fares to travel. Therefore, we are having a really humongous (Abe's new favorite word) sale the weekend of April 8-9th. We have already collected fair amount of stuff from friends (thank you friends!), and if you live in our area and want us to take your Goodwill pile off your hands, we'd be happy to do so. We'll be happy to add your discards from spring cleaning to our sale. Ted has a cool truck that he can load everything in.

So. Real news. Finally and thank you, Jesus.

25 comments:

Julie said...

Yay! Little B!

Mama Papaya said...
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Mama Papaya said...

Hope, hope hooray!

Meg said...

Hooray for you and Little Ms. B! So glad things are moving along! Congrats!

Christine said...
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Christine said...

You must feel so relieved to have something concrete to think about instead of the waiting. I am so happy!!

Evelyn said...

Congratulations on the news and hope it is news that sticks and comes through as happy announcements!

Claudia said...

SO PLEASED!

Sharon said...

So glad to hear this!

Amanda said...

Good news and happiness! I'm so glad to hear it!

annieglan said...

WAHOO!

Mama Dog said...

If you thank Jesus then I too shall thank Jesus. Thank you Jesus! Thank you universe! Thank you miracles and fates for giving the family Rooney some real news. Now all of y'all get busy on making May 9th a miracle. Hooray Ted's cool-ass truck too!

Abby said...

Congratulations!! I realize it's tentative at this point, but it is most definitely in the category of progess and I so, so hope you get some very exciting and blessed news on May 9th!! So, so wonderful to see things moving forward for you guys!
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The Journey said...

Such good news, I'm so happy for you guys. I wish we could drop off our spring cleaning for your sale but have a feeling the $$ spent to ship things out there might outweigh any potential profits. Hope all goes well on all of the mentioned dates!

Heidi said...

So happy to hear this news!!!!Finally, some news! Good luck with the fund raising. We only had 5 days notice when we booked our travel...definitely expensive but sooooooo so worth every penny!

Cindy said...

I am SO happy to hear you have news!! We will be hoping for you and your Little Bee : )

hotflawedmama said...

woooooohooo!

andando said...

So happy for you!

il panettiere... said...

Thank you Jesus!

Danni and Tommy said...

YAY! So happy to hear this wonderful wonderful news! YAY! Yay! YAY!

Karen said...

Oh happy news!

Ellen said...

Oh Yay!!!Hoping and praying all goes well!!

Bridget said...

Oh this is wonderful!!!

coffeemom said...

I think this is jump up and down progress...but even better: HOPE! Hope for meeting your little B in person and really, possible, right around the corner.
This is gonna happen Lori.....start learning about POlly pockets and learning to love bling and hair clips....it's heading right at ya.

Thank you Jesus, and Mary and Joseph, the Holy Family for steps forward for this little family!

Laura D said...

Hi, I've been following your blog on and off for awhile now. My husband and I have a court date on May 24th, with our first one on May 10, so just one day behind you. We are adopting a 3.5 year old boy and he will be our first child. Don't know if we'll see you in Ethiopia, but that would be neat. We're from Alberta, Canada.