So we got some good news today, we have a court date! We are scheduled to go through court on November 19!!! What does this mean you ask? Well, if you had scrolled down to stage VII you would realize we're on step D. :) Our documents (the ones we gathered for a year, and the information we have on the girls), have been submitted to the courts who have then assigned us a court date. We have an Ethiopian lawyer who represents us at this time so that we don't have to travel twice. After a favorable ruling in court, our daughters will officially, legally, be ours. That is, they will be Thomasesesseses. (Not to be confused with the Kirbies or the Ferriseseseses.) Also at court, we will get assigned an Embassy date. This is what we base our travel around. We have to go to the Embassy for Visas and interviews, and things like that. Dove has a set Embassy date on Thursdays. So we know that we will be there on a Thursday in December. Man, another step. As Sam Cooke says wonderfully and perfectly, 'It's been a long, a long time coming. But I know a change gonna come, oh yes it will."
Friends are on their way in for a few days. It seems like everytime we have travelers, we have good news.