Just wanted to share the good news that the judge signed the paper we needed yesterday and we will be heading to Asuncion today to obtain Esther Anahi's birth certificate and passport. It was very interesting how the whole situation played out. I decided I had to speak with her personally, so I dressed up Anahi in her cutest outfit and I drove one hour to her office. My heart was pounding so hard as I walked right upstairs to her office. I felt like Queen Esther before the King without prior consent. I asked the judge's secretary if I could show her Anahi. This judge cared for our daughter for a few nights after she was brought in by the police for transfer to Asuncion. She also was the one who named her.
When I went to the office, our lawyer told me that she might not even see us. However, Anahi just kinda walked into her office. When she saw how beautiful Anahi was she began to cry. We talked for a few minutes and Anahi gave her a big hug and kiss. It helps to have an affectionate child!! I breathed deep and explained that I needed the judge to help us make a correction on the adoption resolution so we could proceed with Anahi's documents. She said she'd work on it that very minute! Whoa, that was a God thing, so amazing.
We're SO grateful for your prayers and while we're still not out of the woods, we are no longer "stuck" in the paper chase. Our hope is that we can come home with Anahi's passport and maybe even her visa.
In one month, Lord willing, we'll be on U.S. soil eating Wendy's frosties, Mexican wet burritos and cherry cheese cake. Well, maybe not all at once! Keep the prayers coming' friends. We need them.