Thursday, September 16, 2010

Good News Bad News

Whenever I am asked the question "Do you want the good news or bad news first?" I always ask for the good news first - softens the bad news most times. So here it is, the good news-bad news about our dossier and court...

The good new: Our dossier is FINALLY on its way to Ethiopia! Which is certainly a relief. Let's just hope it arrives safely (Did I just jinx myself?).

The bad news: Ethiopia court is no longer issuing court dates during closure; in fact, you had to have filed before the closure to get a court date, so in the end we never had a chance anyway. We have also been informed that we will not know our court date until at least mid-October (that is still another month from now). And to top it off, our agency files for court as files arrive at their Ethiopian office, not according to referral date, so we are officially at the bottom of the pile right now.

I'm trying to find the good in this bad...but I just can't seem to.

I promise that my next post will be a bit lighter (I have an idea brewing for one about Chad and Sara - stay tuned).


Alicia said...

Maybe the good news is that we will meet in Ethiopia! ;)

elsie hiebert said...

That does seem like a long time to wait for a court date. Hopefully it won't be long after that.

The Better Good said...

I really hope that once you do hear you will be hopping on a plane very soon! I would absolutely love to be able to see you there.


Dana said...

Here's the good.......You will have him in your arms one day soon. A year ago we had many conversations about how this would probably never happen. I can't imagine how hard this has been for you and your family, but believe me when I say the second you see him walking down that hallway all the pain goes away. I can't wait to hear about that moment. You have waited a long, long time.

Ranavan said...


That is what I have to say about THAT!!!!!

Big hug to you!!

Anna said...

Aagh, that stinks. Hopefully things speed up once you get your court date. Hang in there!

Janice said...


The road is long, the journey is hard but it will be sooooo worth it.


Ramona said...

yes that they are finally sending the stuff but Yuck about the rest. Oh but I don't like posts like this!


Sharla said...

Well I'm glad that you were able to find some good news, even if it is not about your court date. That shows that you look for the silver lining.