Our agency called us yesterday with great news -- we have a court date on January 25, 2011!!!
Next week, we should find out if this trip is a 3 day or 5 day trip, and then we can book our tickets. Right now we are talking with travel agencies and trying to make airline and guest house arrangements. There are 10 other families from our agency that have the same court date, and so we will be traveling with a big group.
We are so excited to finally have a date! Once we appear in court, we should be able to bring Allie home 4-6 weeks later. Until then, we keep watching her videos and looking at her new photographs. I see something new each time I watch the videos, and I feel like I am already starting to bond with her.
We would like to take a suitcase full of donations to our agency's House of Hope. Right now they are in need of baby/child vitamins; playtex drop-in bottles and drop-in; and children's clothing for ages 5-12. If you would like to help, we would certainly appreciate it (as would the House of Hope).