Our case went to court, but we are missing that ever elusive piece of paper from the MOWA (Ministry of Women’s Affairs) office. It is the only thing we are waiting for. Once the judge receives that paper, she will approve the adoption and we will start waiting for our embassy appointment. Knowing that all that is needed is that one document, is wonderful. We are not disappointed at all.
BUT, our agency called today with other news that was unexpected. I’ll try to back up and start at the beginning.
Last year, we received a referral for K and J. Siblings. Another family, with our agency, received a referral at the same time for a little boy, W, the same age as J. Some how, the paper work for J and W kept getting mixed up. When we switched agencies in the fall, and again the paperwork got mixed up.
Fast forward to 2 weeks ago. K and J’s mom went to court and declared that she could not care for K and J and willingly gave them up for adoption. She then asked our agency if she could see K and J one last time. She went to the orphanage and declared that J was not her son. Yep, that’s right. W is her son.
So what does that mean for us? Our options are: 1) adopt K and her bio brother (now called W, but really J) 2) adopt J (the one we know as J, but really he is W) or 3) complete option #1 and then do the paper work for option # 2. Actually, we can’t adopt the child we know as J (but really W) unless we go back to court with his proper paperwork. So really only option 1 and 3 are available to us. Confusing, right?
It has been a hard, long day. Since we fly out tomorrow for China, the busyness has kept me sane. I’ll keep you posted.