We finally received our first e-mail from the embassy! They wrote us and our agency to request the phone number of someone involved in our daughter's case. We very much expected this. This has been pretty normal lately. We were very happy to see that our case is moving forward.
The director of Hannah's Hope replied back with a number, but not the number they requested. Apparently, she did not have any contact info for the person they were looking for. This does make me a little nervous, but I am praying they are able to find out whatever info they are looking for to clear the case.
I spoke with our caseworker yesterday, who reminded me, that there is a pretty good chance our file will go to Nairobi. In the last couple of months or so, the U.S. embassy in Addis Ababa (where our file is now) has been sending some cases to the embassy in Nairobi for further review. Although, this is not the end of the world, this is not our ideal situation. It will add weeks onto an already lengthy process.
Our caseworker said we should hear something in about a week from the embassy. I will not be surprised if we hear that our case is being sent to Nairobi, but I am not giving up hope. Please join us in praying that the embassy will get every bit of info they need to clear our case from the contact they will interview.
Our daughter has been in an orphanage for close to 3 years now. I am praying that she will get to come home as soon as possible. All of this waiting and uncertainty is so hard on my heart, but I know God is near.