Monday, March 23, 2009

Didn't pass again

Just got word that we didn't pass.

Here is the latest word from our coordinator:

"I just got off the phone with Shimeliss at Hope Adoptions. He said that your case was not approved because MOWA (Ministry of Women's Affairs) did not provide their recommendation to the court in time. According to Shimeliss, Hope has to provide their information to MOWA 8 to 10 days prior to the court hearing but MOWA only has to provide their recommendation 24 hours before the court hearing. Unfortunately, because of the difficulties with MOWA in that region, the reports were not provided on time. Shimeliss says that MOWA is not very organized there and is having some difficulties but that this doesn't mean they don't want the case to be approved. The good news is that they were able to get the court to leave the case in "open" status. That means, whenever MOWA does get the report ready, they can go to the court with the MOWA recommendation and should be able to get the court approval right then, without having to get another court date. He is hoping to get this resolved this week. I will check in with them daily until I have some answers."

I would like to ask everyone to pray for this to be resolved as soon as possible.

6 comments:

Lori S said...

I'm so glad that the courts agreed to leave your case open!!! That will make the process go so much quicker! I hope and pray that MOWA is able to provide their approval to the courts very soon!

Kristen said...

Paula, I am sorry. That happened to us the first time. It is a good thing they left your case open....ours wasn't. I will pray that your case is heard in the next day or so.......please hang in there...it will happen!

Cara Meyer said...

I am so sorry to hear about your 2nd court date. Our 2nd court date is April 7th. Our first one didn't pass for the same reason yours didn't this time. God is bigger than court dates. I keep trying to remember God's timing is perfect. It is very hard to wait. Will be praying for you as well as the other families that are still waiting to pass.

Becky and Naing said...

You are in our prayers

Farmboy and Buttercup said...

Oh, the waiting can truly be torturous! Sorry you have to go through more of it. Hopefully everything will be resolved soon so you can get your girls!

Oh, nice car!

Amber said...

Oh, I am so sorry for this. I know how hard that can be. We passed on our 4th court attempt. Really only 2 attempts, the other 2 they just didn;t get to our case.

Thanks for the nice email today. I look forward to following your blog!

Amber