What was assumed would only take several weeks has now turned into an indefinite wait. Our whole adoptive process, at this point, rests on the shoulders of our boys' aunt. She is needing to come in for an interview at the Ethiopian embassy which would free the boys to travel. She has cancelled two previous embassy appointments and now she is off in a different region for mourning ceremonies related to her deceased mother. Many attempts have been made to contact her. At first, it looked as though she would be back as early as the end of this week. Now we have information that she may not be back for weeks. She has to have some inkling as to what her absence is doing and preventing. I'm just not understanding her reasoning.....at all. I am having a hard time chalking this down to cultural differences when it feels so blatantly like apathy. I just don't understand what is going on. There is a small voice inside me saying that things are not what they appear. Something is up.
So, this adoption and all involved need your prayers. Pray for a quick resolution to this mess. I have been in contact with different entities trying to get a feel for what alternatives we have to get our boys home. Pray for Ephrem and Anteneh. Pray that they have peace and the continued confidence that we are fighting for them and that we are coming to get them.
My heart is aching...but I just don't know what else to do. It just hurts so much to wait. Please pray.
Below is a link to where you can see Ephrem and Anteneh read a letter from us assuring them that we are coming for them and that they have a brand new baby sister. It is precious.