When the news is good, it's GREAT! We have a court date on June 4th! My husband is out of town, so we will celebrate when he gets home! I can't tell you how excited we are...unless you have been through this, you already know!
Every step of this process does not come without worry. Basically, it works like this. The court appointment is for our son to become "legally" our son. Now, with some changes in the process, the US Embassy will require him to go through a TB screening prior to our travel. Hopefully, all will be well and we could travel 2-4 weeks later! What may determine not passing court could be if his mom does not show up at the appointment with the proper identification. For those of you that don't already know this, she is dying. If she passes before the date, we could be put in an abandonment situation (don't really understand why, since she relinquished him). That would hold things up. Or, if he didn't pass the TB test, that could hold things up as well.
I am going to think positive and assume we will pass, he will pass, and his mom will be there for us to meet! That would be so amazing! We are asked to write a letter to the birth mom if she exists, and I am just finishing it up. It's so sad, but I hope I can reassure her that we will give him the best home possible! Before she leaves this earth, she will hopefully have peace in her heart.
Introducing MONKEY !
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