I have noticed a lot of you have been checking our blog for updates so I figured it was time to get you up to date.
A month ago we were very excited as it looked like we were just 2 or 3 weeks from heading over to Ethiopia to bring our girls home. I think our excited blinded us to that fact that all the paperwork was not quite complete which meant there could still be hiccups along the way. We thought we were in the final stretch until our agency director informed us that the Embassy doctor wanted an x-ray to determine Bethany’s age. The doctor ended up determining that her age was somewhere between 14 and 18 years old (there is NO way she is that old). This created a huge problem in that her new birth certificate and passport stated she was 11 years old. So, overnight we went from having an 11 year old to a 14 year old. We are now in the process of having all her paperwork redone stating that she is 14 years old.
We did find out a few weeks ago that Bethany overheard the nannies talking about how her paperwork had been messed up and she cried and cried. These sweet girls have had more disappointment in their lives up to this age than some of us will experience in our whole lives and they just want to be home. Please pray for them.