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We have lived in Romania for 16 years now. We have 6 kids. The top photo of our family is the day we met the twins, just before their 4th birthday. We were granted custody of them on their 5th birthday.

Friday, February 22, 2008

More News.

We heard from our social worker today. She spoke with the twins social worker. There is one last uncle they are checking with to see if he wants the twins but they believe that soon they will be on the road to adoption. The law here states for a child to be adoptable they must first track down family to the fourth degree to see if they want them...that means a child might have been placed with a family for several years and they decide to adopt the child...they would still have to get the family to the fourth degree to sign off their rights to that child and if someone wanted them even though you had raised the child for several years...that family member could come in and take the child and that is supposedly in the best interest of the child.
So, our social worker thinks it looks hopeful and is willing to pursue this. She told their social worker that we will recieve our atestare (which is basically a piece of paper stating we are accepted to adopt) in 2 weeks. Gabi, our sw, will come make one final visit next Thursday. Which means we will get our atestare just after our planned visit with them, which means we can't put in any papers on that visit but hopefully we will go back soon. Another thing that is good news is that they will consider urgent placement with us to make things move faster as far as getting them placed with us. I am expecting miracles...I really really want them by their birthday, April 22 which would be an absolute act of God if that happened that quickly! Thanks for caring and thanks for praying.


CaraqueƱa said...

Hey Joyce! So excited about your twins! Your sweet MIL keeps me informed about you often. It looks like we are headed for Uruguay in June...my HEART yearns for Venezuela, but I know in that same HEART that God has other plans...

Jackie said...

Awww, come on....blogging and reading blogs at 0100 in the morning is grand! :-P You can do it! LOL...although you do have MORE than just twins, though...I never thought I would say this, but..."I just have twins"!!