Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Something nice

It has been 1 month and 5 days since we have received the picture of Zoe. Although sometimes I don't think I can wait another minute and am ready to get on a plane to Rwanda and fight my way through to get her court date set I know that I must have patience.

I found out a while ago that there have been changes in employment in Rwanda in the department that handles the adoptions. I also found out that my paperwork is (and has been for a while) just sitting there waiting for one signature. I almost started crying when I found this out. No one knew when things would start up again and when they would hire someone to "sign" my paper.

Today I got an email from Children of All Nations (my adoption agency). They said that our representative in Rwanda went over today to introduce herself to the office that can "sign" my paper. It is my understanding that she went to introduce her to the new employee who can help me get closer to Zoe. I hope this is the case and that we will soon have our paper signed. Will you please keep me in your prayers that our papers will be signed and our court date will be soon.

However, I also found out something nice. My representative in Rwanda went and bought Zoe some clothes and toys and dropped them off to her. I know this sounds silly, but I almost cried with tears of joy that someone was willing to do something nice to my daughter.

Hopefully we will have some good news soon and I can finally post the picture of our daughter. I will let you know as soon as our court date is set.

Thank you in advance for all of your prayers!!


Lori Printy said...

I have learned that the waiting AFTER you know who your child is, is by far the hardest part of this journey. Hang in there. It sounds like you are moving closer to your baby girl.

Allie said...

So they have hired a replacement then? We've been waiting to hear word of that, too.

I don't know what to say to this post: I'm glad, I'm sorry, I'm glad... adoption can make you a mess, can't it?

DTR 1/25/10

Rissa said...

I am SO happy to meet you guys !! We are with Children of All Nations and started this process before you. We had a HORRIBLE Home Study agency that delayed us for months. We were Dossier To Rwanda on January 25th !! Our adoption in China has come through and we go pick up our daughter from there the end of March. Do you guys know, is there any kind of escort like they have for Ethiopean adoptions that someone travels with the child to bring them home to us? Our adoption from China in March is going to make it impossible to travel to Africa later. We have requested two girls. How old is Zoe? Our prayers are with you ! I can be reached at

Blessings !!

Rissa said...

Ooo I forgot. I had requested from Claire to be put into contact with the other couple of families who were walking our path. I asked that they send out an email on my behalf for anyone that wanted to network since apparently there were 4 families. They refused. : ( I am so thrilled to find you !!