Gonna Get to You
Anyone recognize this song? It's a blast to the past..."Step by Step," by New Kids On The Block. If you don't remember it, here is the rather fabulous music video.
Ahhh, hilarious. Anyhoo, this is all appropriate because we HAD A GREAT COURT DATE AND ARE DANCING OVER HERE! I still need to work on my patience, I think, before throwing up posts announcing our lack of news ;-) Thank you for all the prayers, we really needed them. We had a tough judge, but made it through!!! We are thrilled.
Well, we wait for a First Decree from the judge. This often comes 6-8 weeks after a court date, after a home study is filled out on Levi in Taiwan. Please pray with is that it comes SO much sooner than that! The First Decree is where the judge formally appoints us as Levi's new parents.
In case you are curious, the First Decree is followed by a Final Decree, in ten days, in which we become Levi's parents legally and forever. Then, His Hands applies for Levi's passport and adoption physical. Once they receive them, they send the Taiwanese passport, adoption physical, first decree, and final decree to the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT). We then wait for AIT to assign us an appointment...and when they do, we travel for that appointment! As you can see, after the First Decree things have the potential to move pretty quickly. So please join us in praising God for the success we have had so far...and praying for that First Decree!