Maybe you are wondering how we could get a referral on July 22nd if the MOJ is on vacation. We wondered, too!
“Only the court has official recess and it is July 15-Sept.1. The MOJ should in theory work without stopping. But since everyone takes a vacation at one or another time during the summer, usually there are times when there are not enough members to join and issue a referral. So it is just tricky. Sometimes it works, sometimes it takes time and we have to wait till Sept. Just keep praying and let’s stay hopeful.”
So when I said bold praying, I meant bold!
Toni said our dossier should be done being authenticated this Friday. Authentication is supposed to be a four-day process, and should have been finished long before now.
We are praying that God will make a way for our dossier to be authenticated ASAP!
Once it is authenticated, the next major step is for the MOJ to meet and issue our verbal referral. Toni is hopeful that this could happen next Friday, the 22nd.
We are praying that God will make a way for the MOJ to meet and issue our verbal referral ASAP!
Once we have our verbal referral from the MOJ, we should be able to receive our travel dates, which could theoretically occur at any time after that. Also theoretically, the sooner we make our first trip, the sooner we will get to make our second trip to bring our Katie home.
We are praying that God will make a way for our first trip to happen ASAP after we receive our verbal referral!
We do not yet know what God’s will is in these matters, so until we do, we are free to ask for utmost speed on behalf of our little girl.