So as of Monday, we did receive an update on our adoption, but unfortunatley it wasn't what we were hoping to hear. I had my heart set on leaving this week to bring Selah G home, but it doesn't look like that is God's plan for us.
Our case manager called to let us know that the U.S. Embassy is requesting an in person meeting with our daughter's biological mother, so we are unable to have an Embassy date issued yet. It is not unusual for them to request more information, but this is a new situation for our agency, so they are unable to give us a very detailed timeline yet. According to our case manager, Almaz (the director of Hannah's Hope in Ethiopia) is not concerned, as this has happened with other agencies, however it will take extra time to re-contact Selah's biological mother and get her back to Addis Ababa for this appointment. Our agency is hopeful that this could happen within the next couple weeks. It is amazing to me how a couple weeks can feel like eternity!
Needless to say, we are very sad and disappointed and I (Susie) had a very teary afternoon on Monday. We trust God though, and know that only He can see the "big picture." He knows the perfect day for us to be reunited and for her to come home.
Will you please pray however, that this will be resolved quickly, and that this will be our only delay in this process to get her home? My heart aches daily to have my little girl in my arms again and for her to be with her forever family.