We received word today that our NOC (No Objections Certificate) has been issued by CARA. This means that early next week our case will be transferred to the Indian court system. This is a two step process where the case will first be scrutinized, and then be heard by a judge who will assign us guardianship. After that we will wait for Probal's passport to be issued, and then we can travel.
As far as time lines go - it is just really unpredictable. The current judge is an interim judge, and no one is sure how long he is staying. If they change judges, it could take a while for the new judge to get into the swing of things. Also, October is a month full of holidays in India, and the courts are closed for the majority of that month. Passport usually takes about 15 business days, but we waited 7.5 weeks for Max Rup's. Unpredictable. I'm praying like crazy that this could all happen before Christmas, but realistically, I don't think that is likely.
In our adoption journeys, we celebrate each step. Each completed step brings us closer to our handsome little guy.
I need to post some summer pics and updates, but I've been way too busy enjoying the long overdue good weather :) I'll get 'em posted soon.