Tuesday, October 11, 2011

A Court Date!

For those of you who haven't heard, we have a court date! We leave here in the evening of the October 22nd. We will get to see our wonderful little man on the 25th and the court is on the 26th. Although I am extremely excited, I am also terrified. The family still has not signed the consent forms waiving their rights therefore giving us no worries. So, the plan is to go ahead with things as normal, pray the judge grants us custody of him, and spend the longest 10 days after that waiting and worrying the family is going to pick him up.

In his country, once a child is identified to be adopted, the officials attempt to get a hold of the extended family at a last attempt for them to come and get them. If the family does not want to take him in then he is ours. If they don't sign the papers they have 10 days to make up their minds after court. If they keep quiet then on the 11th day, he is our forever.

If you can take the time to pray for us and the family, we would appreciate it! We need all the prayers we can get! I will be keeping you all updated when possible.


  1. We are praying with all our heart and soul.

  2. Praying that the family continues to do nothing and you bring Dima home after that crazy 10 day wait. Will you stay in country and be able to visit during that 10 days? So excited for you to see him again!

  3. You are in my prayers always! Let bring little man home!!!!!!!! <3

  4. LOVE the video - oh my heart! Sweet, sweet, sweet! Brings tears to my eyes - we are praying for you!!!!!!!!

  5. I just found that your blog isn't private any more! Do you have an update??

  6. Hello from Reece's Rainbow! How are things going for you guys? And have you joined our After the Rainbow group yet? If not, please email me and I'll get you connected. Adoption is an amazing thing but it also brings its challenges! Sometimes it helps to talk to someone who has "been there". Please feel free to email me if you ever have questions or just need to talk.

    ~Rachel Whitmire
    Post-Adoption Care Coordinator
    Reece's Rainbow Down Syndrome Adoption Ministry

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