The appeal is over!!!!!! Our two foster children have been in our home for over 2 1/2 years already and the birth parents have had their parental rights terminated for 10 months. They appealed the decision and we have been waiting to hear a ruling on the appeal for the last 10 months. Last Friday, while driving home from the pool, we received the call we had been waiting so long for. The panel of appeals judges had made their decision and they chose to uphold the Termination of Parental Rights ruling. Hooray!!!! We hurried to the attorney's office and signed "Petition to Adopt" papers as quickly as we could.
The birth parents still have 30 days (well, 27 days now) to appeal this decision, but if all goes well and they do NOT appeal, we will finalize the adoptions of our two foster children at the end of July!!!!!!!!!! We are super excited and so are the kids. :)
No huge news on our international adoptions except that we are having a garage sale to raise funds this Saturday. Friends from church have been donating items all week long and we have a basement full of stuff to sell. We are praying that Saturday's garage sale goes well and we will hopefully be able to get on the waiting list for two Congo babies soon.