Thursday, 9 April 2009

Our Future Child

I am still refusing to give any details of our future child publically on this blog, partly because it is forbidden by the Ethiopian authorities and partly respecting the fact that this child is not yet ours. Our child is still a ward of the Ethiopian state and as such I cannot make decisions about whether or not to put their image or details on the internet.

But I can say that our future child is PERFECT. He/she managed to completely capture my heart while we were in Ethiopia and there is an empty space there waiting until we can meet again. I gaze at photographs we took of our future child daily and ache to see him/her again. It is so hard to be seperated from a child that my heart says is already MY CHILD, but bureaucracy says is not yet my child. Every email from others who are in Addis Ababa at the moment is both a comfort and a torment.

Stay well little one. Don't forget me. I would never have left you if I didn't have to and I'll be back as soon as I can.
Lots and lots of love


suzanne said...

Your child is beautiful and perfect. I am counting the days off with you. Post a list of things you need to take back to Ethiopia, I am happy to take Ms Wong shopping ( any excuse!). But we need to help those we leave behind. Hence my 26.2 mile marathon mission :) Every step and painful mile will help the orphans we left in China

Love S

Janet said...

Hi S,
I totally agree, but I'm biased I am the mummy :-)
I'll send you an email later, just off to take Little Prince to bed :-) And yes the ones I left behind haunt me as much as the one I'm bringing home soon.

Anonymous said...

Oh my, Janet I have just seen the new dates on your ticker - I am so glad the court date is a bit sooner than anticipated (I think you mentioned before it can sometimes take three months!) - I know it must still seem like an eternity to be without your sweetheart though. I will be counting down the days with you too :-)

lots of love,
WL xxx

Janet said...

Hi WL,
I know the dates are sooner than they could have been, but I still don't want to wait that long :-( At least its school hols at the moment so that's keeping me busy and I've got loads to sort out once the kids are back at school/uni.
Counting down the minutes....

Rosie said...

Hi Janet,
How difficult it must have been to have left your child and all that you have seen,
May 26th would have been my brothers 41st b'day,its strange all these connections.
I hope the next month goes quickly for you.
love and hugs to all your family.

Janet said...

Hi Rosie,
Happy Easter.
I'll be thinking of you on the 26th May.


25th May 2009 - See New Child again & Court Date

23rd May 2009 - Fly back to Ethiopia

26th March 2009 - Fly to Ethiopia :-)

3rd March 2009 - Dossier Arrived at Orphanage

26th February 2009 - Dossier sent to Ethiopia

22nd December 2008 - Dossier back at DCSF

28th November 2008 - Certificate of Eligibility ISSUED

6th October 2008 - PASSED Approval Panel

7th July 2008 - Homestudy Update Started

28th Feb 2008 - Told LA we wished to change country


Formally withdrew from the China Adoption Programme 17th July 2008

LID (Logged in Date) with CCAA 16th August 2007

Documents to China 10th August 2007

Passed Approval Panel 5th March 2007

Homestudy started 6th June 2006

First Contact with our LA 1st Jan 2006