So the mystery paperwork that's been holding us up should arrive back at our agency Tuesday (at the latest). That means our dossier should be sent to Taiwan on Tuesday or Wednesday. After it arrives at SLC, a representative will take it to the court and it will get logged in. At that point, we'll wait some more. Some people get a hearing date and others just wait until they hear a ruling has been made. I've been combing the Taiwan adoption blogs peeking at everyone's timelines in hopes to get a little insight into how long we'll have to wait. Some parents were through the court in six weeks and traveled three months after referral! Others are six months post-referral and still waiting to travel. (I would love to hear how long it took others to get logged into court from when the dossier was sent out from the agency as well as any court timelines - so comment now!)
That would mean somewhere between Christmas and the beginning of Spring. My vote is right after Christmas. Do prayers count if they're in type?
On a happy note, our friends Judy and Steve are in Taiwan RIGHT NOW and will be meeting Baby Eric within 24 hours. Delay after delay has kept this moment from happening sooner... (can you believe a typhoon was the cause of one courtdate cancellation?) but it's finally come. And through it all, Judy has still kept the rest of us in her thoughts! She was so sweet and while shopping in Taipei, she found jade charms for all the babies in our SLC07 group. She also said when she gets to the nursery to see Eric, she'll give Lucy extra love. Thank you, Judy!