Thursday, January 12, 2006


Just wanted to share that we are STILL waiting for word that the relinquishment documents have been signed. I received an email yesterday from Merrily saying that she has no clue why the papers haven't come, why they haven't heard from the family, etc. and has a call in to their social worker to find out what is going on.

We were supposed to be leaving for Africa by now, but instead we are here waiting anxiously. I worry that this family has randomly changed their minds yet again (although if they did I have no clue why they are not contacting AAI so they can get the boys home.) It has been an extremely stressful last several days, to say the least.

Please pray for the situation, for the boys, and for strength for us to deal with all of it. Yosef and Biniam have made their way into our hearts and we'd like nothing more than to be their mom and dad. I will post something when there is some definitive news!


owlhaven said...

What an unusual story! Hope you get that paperwork soon!

bärbel said...

Hi Brianna,

just came back from a meeting with our agecy - still no travel date in sight (1st or 2nd or 3rd week of February) - just wanted you to know: you are not alllone in this and Agencies seem to work (as bad) all over the world!
Hang in there!

Amanda/MayhemMama said...

I can't imagine how stressful that would be!!

Just found your blog, and now I'll have to come back to see if you have any news!

Jeannett Gibson said...

Isn't it amazing how you probably started this blog on a whim, and now you have complete strangers from all over the country (and maybe world!) following your story! What a blessing! And you thought you would only be making a "global" impact in the lives of two little ones! :0)

Brianna Heldt said...

Yeah Jeannett it is pretty crazy! It's neat to get to hear from other people in the same situation, etc.

This whole blogging thing is so funny; like a year ago hardly anyone knew what one was and now tons of people have one!

I think you need to start a blog of your own and I have the perfect title: "Life in Santa Maria...." Hee hee hee!

Brianna Heldt said...

I am sorry your travel has been delayed. It is hard feeling so helpless and anxious to get to your kids! I hope and pray you get to go very, very soon!


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