I certainly feel like I've been on the adoption roller coaster this weekend. As most of you know, the Calcutta courts close for a substantial amount of time in October/November. We knew this was getting close, and on Thursday I decided to break down and ask the Dillon Social Worker about our chances. I also confessed to spending a lot of time on the Calcutta High Court website. She told me that Rup's case was scheduled to be heard the next day! She also warned that if it is skipped, it would most likely be rescheduled for LATE NOVEMBER! This would mean Max wouldn't be home for his birthday, and probably not Christmas.
Friday we were under the assumption that our case had been skipped because nothing was sent from India and no one was able to be contacted. So we were upset, I took a day off from work to just be with my kids. I emailed and asked if we could just make sure they didn't cut his curls before we could get him home.
BUT - Today Myles and I ran a bunch of errands. In the meantime, my Mom had broken into my email account (she has permission) and saw an email from Tami. She called everywhere to find me - of course I didn't have my cell phone with me. I ran in the house after picking up Maddie, and the phone was ringing. It was Aunt Dawn - for those of you who don't know her, she's as excited as I am to meet Max. She's also watching Maddie and Myles while we're away. I looked at my email with her on the line, and read it to her - our case was approved! We were both ridiculously happy. I interrupted Dan's class to tell him, and Meagan knows, so I'm sure everyone else does as well :)
So, in short, we're psyched! We're hoping to travel in about 4 weeks. We have to wait for a couple paperwork steps, but hopefully that will go smoothly.