COURT IN THE CONGO!!!
We are so stinkin' excited about this!!! Isn't it funny that I just posted about really feeling the "wait" of this adoption? God knew my heart and, of course, He is right on time. His time!!
So, what does this mean? It means that the court process is over! We have a mandatory 30 day wait period from the day we passed court. If there is no opposition (which we do not expect there will be) then Emmalyn officially and legally becomes our daughter!!! This day just happens to be May 13, which is Mother's Day and would also have been my grandmother's (Emma) birthday, which is where Emmalyn's first name comes from. I do not see this as a coincidence. It's totally God!!
After the "wait" period, we have some paperwork to file, Embassy appointment, visa issued, etc. Then we get to travel to pick her up. Since we have no control over the people or of the time that it takes to get these things completed, we still do not know when we will travel. My guess is still another couple of months. We are hoping now to travel in June or July!! So, yes we are close, but not quite there yet.
But we are PRAISING GOD for this court process being over!!!
We would love for you to continue to pray for us and Emmalyn! Please pray that this 30 day wait (which is more like 21 days now) passes with no opposition. Please pray for us to have the funds necessary to travel when it's time!! Thanks so much!!!