Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Happy Dance!!!

This news has been so long coming, and I have daydreamed many a day about writing this, and I honestly feel a bit shaky as I type it:

We are OUT of IBESR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Our dearest Sara, the Haitian program manager for our agency CCI, emailed me this glorious news while in Haiti this afternoon. Marie, PAC's director, picked up our file earlier in the afternoon. Coming directly from Sara, we know the news could not be any more verified. Signed, sealed, delivered, OUT.

We had the great honor and joy of meeting Sara while driving through St. Petersburg. We met up at a Cracker Barrel, where I had the delight of adoption chatting with Sara, and Cliff had the delight of chasing Paloma, who had no intention of sitting at a table, through the Cracker Barrel gift shop. Sara is an amazing Christian woman with a true heart for helping children and Haiti.

Next, our files move onto Parquet/Courts. Upon exit, we will be issued the boys' adoption decrees. They will legally be ours. But in reality, not even close.

After Parquet/Courts, MOI. From there, passports and visas. Then HOME.

Parquet is a scary place to be right now. It seems to be the black hole of Haitian adoptions. Please, we beg for any prayers and good thoughts to get us through this stage quickly.

MOI is still slow, running about 4 months, but the files do get signed out. The kids do come home.

And we are ready. Ready for them to come home.


Jen said...

I know I already said Yippe on the group, I am saying it again!!! YIPPEEE!!!

Anonymous said...


How long did it take?

We are waiting since august to get out!

me said...

YAY! So happy for you and totally understand your excitement. Getting out of IBESR is such a great feeling! Congratulations and welcome to the black hole of Parquet. We've been in for two going on three months.


Aves @ Call of the Phoebe said...



Sarah & Family said...

Courtney- We went in June 15th, #15277 and 15278. Not that much longer for you--hang in there! :)

Melanie said...

Doing the happy dance with you!!! So happy! Congratulations! With each step, we celebrate and give praise, knowing He can move mountains!

And, I'm ready to start planning that shower!