Our paperwork is now awaiting signatures to proceed to court. This can take several weeks. And then we need prayers that we get a good judge who does not ask for additional information!
I'm kind of in a funk right now. The waiting can be so long. It's a little depressing. We committed to these two precious boys in May 2010. Tom saw them in March. People don't dare ask anything about our boys because they can't believe they're still not here!!
I'm also "waiting" for our last 3 boys; to go foreward, we have started their Dossier, but we still need a homestudy and thousands of dollars. Some days it's too overwhelming to even think about. The day before Mothers Day another child in this country who had a family coming to get him died. It is a reality that one of our last 3 boys could die before we get to them. Sometimes that thought is overwhelming. In April some of us were able to send money for food to their orphanage; for all of the children there, not just our three boys. But we can't send love.
Please pray! Pray that the boys are well cared for. Pray that we find the money for airfare. It has doubled since Tom went in March. Next trip Tom needs to bring a helper. That's $1,600.00 or more for each of them plus airfare to come home for 2 boys. The price of gas going up was not in our budget.