This past Saturday my sister and bro-in law (with the help of our families and some friends) put on an adoption fundraiser for us. They did such a great job and I will be forever grateful. We had a spaghetti dinner and silent auction. There was a great turn out and we feel so blessed to have such supportive friends and family. We hope that we got people thinking more about adoption and that God would stir someone's heart to open their home to an orphan. My father-in-law took a lot of pics so once I get them I will post some.
Today we received news from our agency that there are some changes. The federal courts in Ethiopia now require families to travel twice (we were only going to have to travel once to bring our baby home). Now we must travel once for us to appear in court and once for us to pick up Baby E to come home to the United States. The first trip will be about 5 days. The next trip 7 days. The time between the court date and embassy date could be 3-6 weeks. At first Matt and I were really bummed I mean this is more expense. Plus we get to see our child and then have to leave-how hard will that be-I just can't imagine. But we are trying to look at the positive this does mean that we get to go to Ethiopia twice. We get to see our child's homeland and experience it twice. Plus we get to see our baby hopefully earlier than we would if we had to wait until after we passed court.Well I am assuming that we would get to see our child the first visit..I don't really know. We always knew that adoption was an ever changing process and never set in stone. We also know that God is in control and knows what is best for us and our baby.