We just found out today that there is a lot of pressure from within Ethiopia to get a court date set for Elvie's adoption as soon as possible, which means that paperwork needs to be done tomorrow, not by the 27th, as previously planned. So I hope you will forgive me if I am absent for a few days, and know that our little family is so happy to have you stop by, so happy to have your help in any way with getting Elvie home. We treasure our readers (so many of whom have become friends) so much, and we are grateful that you are here. If you are new, welcome. If you have been around forever, thank you for staying. If you accidentally ended up here looking for hyperventilation remedies, I'm so sorry, but you're out of luck.
Sit tight, friends, Elvie is on her way. I think this is the part of adoption that equates to being in labor. We're going to make it. This is the hard part, but we'll get her home. Thank you, again and again, for hanging in there with us.
(In case "hanging in there" for you means contributing to our Give It Forward loan, I'm putting a Donate button right here. I hate to be tacky like that, but we are desperate for our girl. If we had shame before, it's all gone now. Please forgive us for being so bold.)