I had promised myself today that I was going to restrain myself from checking my email every 15 minutes, in hopes of getting something from our social worker. I managed to wait until about 10 AM. My heart sank when we still had no news. Then, I got a surprising phone call from her. I was finishing up my lunch at work, and my cell phone rang. I was expecting it to be a carpet installer calling me to set up a date to have our new carpet put down in Samantha's room. I was happy to hear our social worker's voice. I wasn't sure what she was calling about. We had not even heard that our case had been submitted to court, and I didn't think she would call us for that. She would just email us to tell us that. I was shocked when she said we had been assigned a court date. I had been really hoping that we would be able to make our first trip before the end of the year, and God granted us that. Our court date is December 27th. We are going to get to meet our baby girl on Christmas Day! We are still not sure when our case was submitted to court, but our social worker thinks it was around October 8th. We are going to try to arrange a visit with our Compassion child was well, but that will have to be coordinated with Compassion International and the timing might not work out. We will see. We are so thankful that we have received this news! Thanks to everyone who has been praying for us these past few weeks!