For those of you that might not know we have a little “hiccup” in our paperwork proceedings. The judge says that we need to notify the biological mom that the adoption is final. This process has to be done through the courts, which means it could take a while. This step is not mandatory for all judges, but each judge has their own criteria so it is up to them. We were a little discouraged, but we started praying, and the Lord has been answering. The judge allowed us to mail the papers off instead of them having to go through the courts, and he allowed us to send them to missionary friends there. Our friends are going to take the biological mother with them to the judge so it will go faster.
So, this afternoon we got the papers from the court and mailed them off through DHL because it only takes 48 hours to arrive in Huanuco. DHL proceeded to tell me that they couldn’t guarantee the papers getting there in 48 hours because of the national strike. I told the lady at the desk: “We’ll pray that God will allow the papers to get there”. Guess what? I just read on the internet that the strike has come to an end! Praise the Lord! Now we are praying for the papers to get to Huanuco and back to Cusco in time for the judge to give us the final papers. February starts vacations for the entire judicial system of Peru!