Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Still Waiting...

I haven't been keeping up with posting because I've just been waiting for some kind of news. I did learn yesterday from our International Coordinator Grace that all the waiting children's paper work would be sent back with one of our travelers. Ethiopia is getting hit pretty hard right now. They've been experiencing a drought, and their electrical power is run by hydropower, so the scoop is that there is no electricity on Mondays and Thurdays! Yikes! We have three families in Ethiopia right now! I bet that adds to the shock value. One of our travelers hasn't received her I-171-H yet which furthers any anxiety. I keep praying for her because I know how frustrated she must be with the system. She's tried everything, but it looks like it has only pissed USCIS off. I wish they'd realize that it's a child they're hurting, and most of us adoptive parents do not have unlimited funds!

Many of my fellow Hope families received snipets of info on their children from our travelers. I had to say I cried yesterday because I hadn't heard anything yet. Heck, I am crying while writing this post! You see,I had sent a photo book for Abeti, and I so wanted to hear how he reacted to seeing his new family for the first time. I do know that I'll probably hear something when the families return. They are probably overwhelmed with an unfamiliar country and new children, and we did have some good news with Hope yesterday. Four familes passed court the first time! Our next two travel families leave this weekend. I sent a package to Abeti. I sent an A&M hat and shirt, as well as some jean shorts. I also threw in a toy truck and some of my kid's favorite candy. My soccer girl Curran was thrilled with the hat! She attends A&M soccer camp in July again. Hey, whatever will keep her focused on her education!

3 comments:

Kimberly Baggett said...

holly,
thanks for contacting me! i would love to connect if you would like to email me at kimbo2710@aol.com! we have been wanting to meet others who live somewhat close to us! many blessings!

Chris said...

Holly,
Wow, you are a busy Mom!!! What a beautiful family you have now. And to think in just a short time you will be blessed with 2 more. You are in my thoughts and prayers!! Here's to hearing good news soon!!
Christine

Gina said...

Oh Holly~
The fact that you were crying is making me cry. I know it's so hard to wait. I pray that you will soon be overwhelmed with so many pictures and stories about Abeti that you won't know what to do! BTW - I love your blog.