I don't know how to write this. This will be short, I will write more later.
We heard from the Embassy this morning and they are sending our case to Nairobi.
I can not even explain to you how much this hurts. The breath gets knocked out of you.
We have clothes that were washed and put away that probably won't fit him now, we have his bed all ready to go, the kids never stop talking about him, we never stop praying for him. He is our boy and the Ethiopian government has legally said he was ours, but the US is making it more difficult.
We are not the only ones caught in this mess. There are hundreds of us. That means over a hundred children are stuck in orphanages, that have families to go home too. Don't get me wrong. It is VERY important that we make sure these children are truly orphans. And I believe to my core that Caleb is. All the documentation that the Embassy requested was turned in, but it wasn't enough.
Where do we go from here? Well.... now we fight even more. This has always been a battle, a spiritual one. satan hates adoption and would love to see me crumble in a fetal position and not get our boy home. Though I am horribly sad and haven't stropped crying, I will fight until he is home. We will be contacting our senators today.
The good news is, that on November 7th. People from Nairobi will be in Ethiopia to look over the cases. We are still hopeful that this will be taken care of soon.
There is always a bigger picture and this is not just about our boy.
I can never thank you all enough for your prayers and support. Please don't stop.
God is still good and He is still on His throne. He is Faithful and WILL see this to completion. I trust Him and am resting (and crying) in His arms.