Thursday, September 18, 2008

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FINALLY!!! As you can see from the above news item, our hearing date has been set for Thursday October 16th (that's Taiwan time, so it will be happening in our world a day earlier.) This is the first of three hearings. A hearing date is generally scheduled between 1 and 3 months after referral. So, with a hearing date occuring 2 months and 8 days post referral things seem to be on track. If this trend continues, we would expect to travel sometime in January. Of course, things don't always go as planned so we could travel anytime between December and February (UGH!) At this time, we hope that our baby is safe and happy, her birthmother is surrounded by love and support and our judge is a compassionate soul who will want to expedite this process so that a baby can join her forever family half-a-world away. Please PLEASE keep all of us in your thoughts and say a prayer for the people of Taiwan who recently experienced a serious typhoon. Someday, I hope you will read this post, Kate, and know that we were thinking of you every single day. It's so hard to wait for you. Be well baby girl, we love you!

14 comments:

Joe&MichelleLiss said...

Hooray!!! I cannot believe you didn't mention this in your emails today! Now you are even closer! Congrats!

Sarah k said...

WOO HOO! FINALLY! This is excellent news girl!!!! Doing a dance for you here!!!!

Sarah k.

Taiwankiddo2.blogspot.com

dan and rachel said...

how exciting!!!! i hope this all moves along quickly for you, sarah! and someday i am sure kate will treasure all of your beautifully written, heartfelt posts.

Paul and Heather said...

I am hoping for all those things for you Sarah...and wishing you are travelling much closer to December, than March :-)

Lisa said...

Sarah,
I just have to chime in with all the other well wishes, and could not agree more on what has been already said. Kate will treasure your beautiful heartfelt posts someday and I absolutely hope & pray she is home in your arms by the holidays! :) Yay & double yay!!
((( hugs )))
Lisa C.
P.S. LOVE the newspaper headline...I might have to borrow it from you and Michelle when our turn comes! ;) Hope ya'all don't mind! :)

Amy, Ryan, Aidan & Lauren said...

Great news! Big congratulations to you guys. Today is our two-year anniversary of Lauren's referral, so I'm feeling pretty nostalgiac about everything. Very happy for you and hope things progress speedily after your hearing!

Jennifer said...

Congrats to your family! We are a fellow JOH Taiwan family from Oregon awaiting the first part of the decree for our son. Our timelines seem to be pretty close.

Red Thread to my Daughter said...

Sarah,
I so hope your judge will move this through quickly. It's all good, and Kate will be home before you know it.
LOL
Lisa R.

The Robison Family said...

I love that Headline! Joyous and Funny all together! I look forward to following you as you prepare for TA and bringing your little one home!

Shannon
http://thisisouradoptionjourney.blogspot.com/

Rebecca said...

WONDERFUL NEWS!!! Praying for a trip to Taiwan for Christmas this year. :)

Jackie said...

Woo hoo! Congrats to you on a big step forward!! Praying things just fly from here...

lorabelle said...

YES!!!! OOOOHHH, I'm so excited for you!!!! You are getting soosoo
close now. I checked in to see if you have gotten an update& new pictures, and I believe that I found even better news. Hooray for you Sara. It isn't going to be long now! Doing a little dance for you and a big holler for those waiting for their updates and court news.
Lora

couey2007 said...

I love your newspaper heading!! (where did you ever find it) I glad to see you following in my footsteps of "Borrowing" (that's how I found it)!!! I so glad you have a court date. I plan on traveling with you!!!!

Michelle C.

babybain said...

Yahoo! We will be thinking about you on Oct. 16th!