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Monday, November 8, 2010

Successful Court

It was a day to forever remember yesterday !! We started out the day visiting the children and trying to prepare them for the upcoming transition in their lives. We then went with our translater and had some lunch at our favorite restaurant at the mall like place downtown Vladivostok. We then walked in FREEZING cold windy/snowlike rain to the courthouse.It was only a couple blocks away but, WOW it was COLD.We met our Russian cordinater at the courthouse where she went over the last few things of importance. After a two hour court hearing of intense questioning and being asked VERY detail questions on each child plus EVERY aspect of our lives our petition was approved. Our tough judge (think Hansen adoption case)was not going to let that kind of situation happen again.We are glad we prepared ourselves and really felt the Holy Ghost guiding our words as we spoke.

We are heading home today to see our children after being here Russia in for over two weeks on this court trip! I will return to Russia in a week when I can pick the children up after the 10 day waiting time.Thank you for all your prayers ! Right now I am just looking forward to seeing my kids and to sleeping on my own bed !

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just the news we have been wanting to hear !!! Congrats to you !!
Cindy

Sabrina and Giorgio said...

So glad to hear this! I've been thinking of you and wishing for a successful court day.

You'll be home soon with both and I'm so happy for you all!

Jen said...

Fantastic news! So very glad to hear this. I know it's been a tough road - I'm sure this must have been a wonderful day for you.

Shelly and Steve said...

So very happy for you!!! I was worried when you hadn't posted. Both your son and daughter will be coming HOME with you soon......congratulations!!! can't wait to meet them. Will you be travelling back alone? I hope you will have some help, that would be so difficult. enjoy your week home.

Trisha and Jim said...

Wonderful news! Congratulations. I hope that 10 day wait just speeds right by.

Jeanne said...

CONGRATULATIONS on your new family members!!!!!!!

Maggie and Randy said...

GReat news...we were thinking of you guys. I am typing this after we put little Polina to sleep....we just picked her up and cant love her enough!!!! We are thinking of you guys...best of luck!

Randy and Maggie

Ursula said...

I am so happy, to here that court went well. I know this has been a long journey for you, but, you are so close now. I hope you can catch up, on some sleep.

Marci said...

welcome home. we are so happy for you and this news of your family. can't wait to meet the new soccer & ski stars! And, we will hopefully see you soon. with love, sargents

Kate said...

Can't wait to see those babies in your arms. You have had a long road. So glad to see you are finally going to have the joy of bringing your children home. Kate

Robert and Bethany said...

I am so excited for you! This is wonderful news. I know your adopted children will always be welcomed in our ward. I am excited to meet them!