Exciting news on the adoption front!
(Thanks to Amanda for these most recent photos!)
First and foremost, my friend and file-buddy, Laura B., is out of IBESR! Whoohooo! She is adopting a baby girl, and I am so thrilled for her! Our files went in on June 15th, and she is the first of our group of 4 families to be signed out.
We have received word that our IBESR files are in need of just one more signature, and that our orphanage director is planning for them to be signed out next week!!! Of course, Haiti is Haiti, and so often "next week" turns into "next month," but with Laura's file being signed out and Marie checking continually, we know that our release isn't far away.
We still have a loooong road ahead of us. From IBESR, our files go to Parquet/Courts, which unfortunately is not releasing files on a regular basis due to a tyrant-like director, so we have not idea how long we'll be in there. We know of files getting out in 6 weeks, and others from April which have not yet been signed out. After Parquet, we move onto MOI, which is taking roughly 4 months, although there is great hope that it will be a shorter wait by the time our file arrives. From there we go to passports and visas, and then we bring our boys HOME!
At this time, we are asking for anyone's prayers, good thoughts, best wishes that our files and those of the 2 other families receive their final signature and are released next week.