We had our second court date last night.
Everything went…alright. Better than it could have but worse than we hoped (if that makes any sense).
Good news. Her guardians are not deciding to keep her, they will be surrendering her for adoption. We will have photos of Annie’s mother so that she can see what her birth mother looked like.
Not so good news. We have a third court date (most people have one court date and a final decree). In a little less than 3 weeks. 3 WEEKS until Annie will be signed over to us. Then the waiting. The court systems have slowed down and they are telling us to expect not to bring her home for 3 months or so. 3 MONTHS! I was hoping 3 WEEKS!!
I know the Lord’s timing is best but it is still hard! She will be 8 months old in 3 months. It just hurts my heart to miss that much of her life while she is growing and changing so much. Hopefully it will be sooner than 3 months but we just have no way of knowing.
I just wanted to let all of you know what happened! Keep praying!
-Time will move swiftly during this waiting period
-Her guardians will continue have peace about giving her up
-That the process could move quicker than 3 months! We want our baby home.
-That Annie will stay healthy and grow strong.
-That we will not become discouraged in this waiting period. That we will keep choosing trust and not fear. Part of me (a small part) is afraid that this will never happen. That we will never bring Annie home.