A few people came across our blog and got in touch to get more info about adopting in Morocco. I’m happy to say that 3 families are pursuing adoption in Morocco and one of those families even visited us and La Creche here in Tangier a week ago!
If you’re interested in adopting in Morocco (at La Creche in Tangier or in Meknes) I’d be happy to put you in touch with the people who can help you get started.
Today we were meant to receive Ayoub’s ‘permission to travel’ document which would allow us to apply for his passport. I met Mrs. Haddad at 9 and we went to the courthouse together. I didn’t realize we’d actually be in a courtroom in front of a judge! MashaAllah, Ayoub was soo good and only made a few cute coos. A few documents were missing from our file and I think the judge was a little annoyed at that! I just stood beside Mrs. Haddad holding Ayoub with a big, nervous smile on my face that just shouted “please give us our permission so we can apply for the passport”! In the end, permission was granted, but a junior judge needed to write the letter. His secretary is swamped and wasn’t too keen on getting to the letter today. If we can get the letter by 4pm today, we can still apply for the passport. If not, we’ll have to wait until tomorrow.
I’m also waiting for documents from Mrs. Haddad so that I can travel to the Qatari embassy in Rabat to have them notarized. I’ll then send them to Farhan in Qatar and he will apply for Ayoub’s Qatari visa.
I think I’m going to just stop planning! As much as I love to be organized, it’s so disappointing when things don’t go as planned. I have an idea of what needs to be done so I’ll just figure things out when I actually need to.
Lots of waiting, hoping, patience, and praying!
Our little Sunshine!
We’re officially Ayoub’s parents, Alhamdulilah! We just returned from court where the adoption papers were signed and stamped by the local judge. Ayoub turns 7-months today, as well. It’s a very mubarak (blessed) day for our family.
Farhan and I would like to thank everyone for their support, duas, prayers, and love during this time. A special thank you goes to the folks from La Creche who worked and worried as hard as we did that all would go smoothly amidst the strike. It all paid off!
Now, on to the passport, Qatar visa and US visa. Ayoub and I hope to be back in Doha around October 16, and in the US around Thanksgiving time, God willing.
Step 10: Check.