Sunday, August 31, 2014

progress {adoption}

Finally, some news to report. It's not much--and I don't even fully understand what it means--but it's something. We learned that C's case has seen some movement in DRC.

The Suppletif Judgment and Judgment are complete for her case, which I THINK means that the next steps in the court process are CONA (a 30-day waiting period to make sure no one comes forth to claim her as a biological relative) and the Act of Adoption, the finalization of C's adoption. Paperwork comes in at different times and in different orders, so we are not totally sure where we are in the process, but this is something, at least.

One adoptive mama said it took 2-3 months after CONA to get the Act of Adoption, and I've heard it takes a while to get paperwork to be able to travel and file paperwork in DRC.

It seems like we still have a long way to go, but we are one step closer to meeting our Sweet C, and for that we are rejoicing.