Well, it's been 7 weeks since our referral. I'm really praying that we hear some news soon. With every day that passes, I'm growing more and more concerned and paranoid that something is wrong. Holt has reassured us that everything is progressing normally and there are other families that received referrals on the same day as us that have not been assigned a court date either, but it's still hard to stay positive. We did receive notification the other day that one of the agencies that Holt uses in Ethiopia is going through a review so that their license will be renewed. Without going into too much detail in such a public forum, this is all very normal and is mandatory for all adoption agencies working in Ethiopia. Holt has said that they suspect the process will be over quickly, but in the meantime, this COULD cause some delays.
However, I'm trying to stay positive and keep myself busy. Over our Christmas break we intend to get the nursery set up. The bedding came in yesterday, and I also received a call from the furniture store that all the furniture that Mom and Dad bought us for Christmas is in, as well. It's fun to imagine what it will look like when we have all the pieces put together. So, onward and upward we go, trusting that God's timing is perfect and Little A will come home soon.