Friday, February 6, 2009

This Was a GOOD Day!

Well, our prayers have been answered, praise the Lord! Today's court appearance went very well.

First and foremost, Olivia will be able to stay with her foster family!!! We're actually thankful that she has the chicken pox, it helped with the judge's decision to keep her with the family! Isn't God's timing amazing?

Secondly, he ordered that there be one more attempt at finding someone in her birth family before he would grant us a Certificate of Abandonment (CoA). We assumed they were going to do this. This means, they have until June to locate them. The next court date is in June, (not sure the date yet). If no one is found by that time, the judge will then declare Olivia as "adoptable" and grant the CoA. From that point the case will be turned over to the CNA and they will process it from there.

The other awesome thing is, that we've been given the greenlight to go to Guatemala and visit her!!! FINALLY!!! We're hoping to go either in March or April, we haven't pinned it down yet. We're so thrilled! We finally get to meet our little girl after almost 2 years of waiting!

This is really the beginning of our process and we have a long way to go before she comes home, but we are ready to do what we need to, to make that happen. Today was a huge hurdle and with God in control, we cleared it.

Thank you for all your prayers, keep 'em comin', we're not done yet!

Yes, today was a GOOD day.


The Heinrichs said...

Praise the Lord!!! I am so happy for you! I cannot wait until you get to meet her! It will be amazing!!!!

Kira said...

Yay! I will be sure to keep you in my prayers.

Does it always take this long?

Traci said...

PRAISE THE LORD! How awesome is God to give her chicken pox.... in our earthly minds we question God and say "Why would you do that?" Until we see the bigger picture and know that He was in control all the time and it proved favorable in the judges eyes! Ahhhhh, how awesome.

I am so thrilled that you will be able to go visit in a few months. How exciting.

I will definitely keep the prayers coming.

God bless your family!


Greg and Felicia Huff said...

Wonderful news!!! I am so thrilled she gets to remain in her loving foster home! I am so excited that you are going to finally meet her. AND God's timing is truly amazing! Thank you GOD!!!


c said...

Wow, what a Romans 8:28 moment. God truly does work all things together for Good.

We love and Miss you,
Scott and Carrielynn