It’s been forever since I updated.
We were pretty crushed when we did not get a court date before closure in August. So devastated, that I decided to jump on a plane anyways and see my babies. Here’s a quick recap: It was wonderful, amazing, and the best decision ever. Leaving was awful. I was sitting on the floor with the boys and all three of us were sobbing. Ethiopia is beautiful. Sebona and Bongatin are fantastic. Their orphanage is a good place, not a home, but they are well cared for.
Courts re-openned in October and movement is slow, like always. However, we did receive some fantastic news. Bongatin now has every signature and clearance needed to travel. If we wanted to, we could schedule a court date for him and bring him home (yay!). But, Sebona is still waiting on his last signature (boo). From the beginning, we have said we wouldn’t split them up. They have lost so much in their lives. Their grief was tangible when I visited. They have been living together for a year at this point. They sleep in beds next to each other. They are very close to one another. I can’t imagine separating them. So, for now we will wait and pray Sebbie’s clearance comes soon so we can bring them home together.
Lastly, we heard this week that Bo has a nasty eye infection. It is likely from infected molluscum. Please pray that it gets better, and he can get good medical care if needed.
Please keep the prayers coming for these boys and our family. We are so ready for them to come home.