As we mentioned to many of you the first part of the trip usually takes 4 weeks, which consists of 14 days of visiting your child, and then the first court hearing, followed by the second court hearing one week after that, followed by the third court hearing a week after that…well, our first hearing was after 10 days, the second court hearing was on the 11th day and the third is scheduled for on our 15th day! The nuns said they never seen anything like it in 20 years. God is so good! The Judge, which is a new judge for family court was very nice. She is very young and has a young family. She asked us if the timing was good for us and of course we said yes!
Everything else is really going well. We visit with Kiara for about 2 hours in the morning and 2 hours in the afternoon. She is really bonding well. Yesterday, when we were leaving for the evening one of the helpers went to take Kiara to get her ready for bed and she cried and wanted Dawn! She is so beautiful and pleasant. She is getting a lot of love from us all.
Christian, Conner and I had the chance to go to a soccer game in Elbasan. It was two rival teams from Triana. It was crazy! The fans from each team were at either end of the field. The fans had a mic with speakers, drums, large banners that covered over 100 seats, as well as fireworks right from their seats, and flares! At one point there were so many flares they had to stop the game because the smoke was so bad. So much for the tight security.
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