Last night Fraulein returned for a visit :-) Its lovely to have her here, we've all missed her a lot. Today she went to visit her old college to see her friends before they all finish for the Summer and then disperse to University or jobs. Mr Messy gave her a lift to college and then went to town check exchange rates so that we get the best deal for our trip to Ethiopia. I had already planned to go out for a relaxing day shopping with my friend Postlady, and as we were in the same town as Mr Messy we met up at our favourite art gallery for lunch and a wander round the art.
When we got home we found we had an email from Ethiopia informing us our Court Hearing Date has been moved to Monday morning!! I panicked about this as part of the UK Procedures is that both me and Mr Messy have to meet our New Child BEFORE she is legally ours. We also have to confirm in writing (luckily they will accept emails) to our Local Authority that we have done this. The Local Authority then have to send confirmation of this message to the DCSF (UK govt dept that oversee all intercountry adoptions). And Monday is a Bank Holiday in the UK!!! I managed to speak to the ICA Team at the DCSF and they were very helpful and reassuring and said that so long as we sent a message to our Local Authority as soon as we could, and that the DCSF had the Local Authorities confirmation of receipt of this message BEFORE we apply for New Child's British Entry Visa, then everything is still legal and we are ok to go.
So panic over, we are good to go and New Child will be legally ours a day earlier YEAH :-)