Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Mixed Up, Stirred, and Shaken!!!

I have completely mixed feelings about the news we just received today. The Ethiopian gov't is now requiring parents to travel and be present for the Court date. And then travel again 3-6 wks later to pick up your child(ren) and to attend your Embassy appt. So now we are required to travel twice instead of once. Which means double the cost of travel expenses. Not too happy about that!!! A positive thought is that we will be able to meet our baby a bit sooner than if we were required to pass court before traveling!! Which then brings on another not so pleasant thought....That once we have met our baby in person, we will have to leave him/her there and come back until we get our Embassy appointment and another travel date. All this while trying to finish grad school! We'll make it all work somehow:) Hoping this will help prevent unethical adoptions!!

What are everyone's thoughts on this new policy???

4 comments:

  1. We are pretty much right there with you. Shocked. Excited. Concerned. My first sentence out loud after reading the notice, "I'm not leaving him!" I just can't imagine having to go home for a month after being able to hug and kiss my boy. This is crazy news - I think it's great that the government is getting involved and is this concerned over the parents and the children, I hope it works.

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  2. Oops, logged in as the hubby. "Travis" is Joanna over at lovinadoption.blogspot.com!

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  3. Feeling overwhelmed tonight. Glad we get to meet our baby sooner but def not excited about the added expense or having to leace our baby behind! Looking for some good news soon. (like maybe the wait time to DECREASE!:))

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  4. I think the title of your post says it all. I am feeling totally mixed up and shaken. It came as such a shock. I agree that if it helps clean things up then it is totally a good thing but I can't get passed how emotionally hard it will be to say goodbye. In this moment it just feels really hard. I am hoping with time that it gets easier to process.

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