The greatest experience, the one which shakes a soul with hopes and fears, the results of which are never ending, and incidentally, the one which pays the biggest dividends, is to be found in the adoption of children.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

I really shouldn't be surprised.........

.............but today was just another in the long list of disappointments with our adoption. Our hearing was scheduled for 9am this morning. First of all, my interpreter didn't show up to take me to our hearing. Not sure what happened to her but I'm sure she has a legitimate explanation. I ended up taking a taxi to the court where NO ONE spoke one word of English. If I have learned anything from this experience it's that I really need to work on my Spanish! I know enough to understand that Nola was sick and not going to be able to be present at the hearing. Since Nola wasn't there, the judge would not proceed with the hearing. That doesn't make a lot of sense to me but that's the rules down here. Anyway, we have another hearing scheduled for July 2 at 10am.
My lawyer says it's very important for me to be here so I'm cutting this visit short and coming back next week. I have a copy of the document that the judge gave to all who were present that says in bold letters, she will make a ruling at this hearing.
Please continue to pray for a favorable ruling. It's getting harder to stay positive especially when nothing seems to be going our way.


Mamita J said...

Oh Pam,

I didn't realize that you were down there.


I'm sorry.


Yesenia said...

Pam, I am so sorry to hear the news about another delay. I am hoping and praying that a favorable decision is made soon (((HUGS))))

Shelley said...

Pam and Mark, I am hoping for the ruling to go well next week. I know you have been through a struggle getting Nola. I hope God will answer prayers and make this a successful trip and bring NOla home where she belongs!! Also wonderful news for Alison and JOsh...that is definitely an answer to prayers. Audree is beuatiful and lucky to have such wonderful parents.
Shelley Nichols

Lisa said...

Oh Pam, I'm so very very sorry. Sending you and sweet Nola many hugs.

Guatmama said...

I never forget. We pray for all the babies in Guatemala during our prayers at night. Thinking of you.

Steph said...

Thinking of you...

reyna said...

so i was just searching to el jardin orphanage and i came across. this i dont know if its the same orphanage but maybe it is.

is the head of the orphanage name Araceli?

i was an orphan from el jardin.

if we are on the same page. please
can you email me?

if not. thank you anyways.


Teri said...


Have been following your adoption and keep checking in for news. I am so hoping that there is a decision in your favor next week and that you are able to bring Nola home SOON!


Garland Family said...

I have been praying and will continue to pray for Nola and your family. I hope tomorrow is the day you receive the news that she will be coming home soon!

Garland Family said...

I can't wait to find out how yesterday went. I keep checking your blog to read the good news (that you and your family deserve).

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