Thursday, September 3, 2009

Good News ............................ and MORE GOOD NEWS!!!!!!

We had another night of fitful sleep last night. We were up late practicing our speeches for court and then we woke up at 1 am our time and could not go back to sleep. Finally around 4 am we fell back asleep until 8 am. Yay for sleep!

Then it was time to get up and start getting ready for court. We once again ate breakfast in the hotel restaurant - nothing too exciting today (sorry Heather - no fish balls yet! 8 ) ).

We walked to the courthouse from our hotel and were there in plenty of time for our 10 am appointment. We got started a few minutes late. Stranger was the lucky one that got to do most of the talking. He started right off with an awesome speach giving the reasons why the court should waive the 10 day waiting period so that we can get EasternStar home asap to see her doctor.

We were asked questions for about 40 minutes or so and then the doctor from the orphanage spoke, then the representative from the ministry of education, and then the city prosocutor. After an hour we were finally done.

The judge weighed her decision for 10 or 15 minutes and then returned with her verdict. And she announced that .........


Our petition was granted! We're parents again!!!!

and........

Her decision is immediate!

Meaning, that the 10 day waiting peroid is waived so we can start our journey home as soon as we have EasternStar's new birth certificate, adoption certificate, and passport. Our coordinator is running around getting the appropriate paperwork this afternoon while we go to visit EasternStar.

We were given the choice as to when to pick her up. We are going to visit her this afternoon and hopefully she will feel better about us when we leave. Then we will return tomorrow morning to pick her up!


Yay! To celebrate, we had celebration peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in our room. And a selection of Russian potato chips. Guess who was in charge of what when we went to the supermarket? 8 )


Once we have her in our custody we can post pictures!

7 comments:

Library lady said...

YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Congrats to the new parents. Welcome Eastern Star to the family ! WE can't wait to meet you!!!!!
xxx ooo to all of you!!!!!

Library Lady and Trolley Man

LowerTeakwood said...

OMG!!! So exciting!!! Can't wait to see pictures. Come home soon!!Shan

Mimi said...

Congratulations!! I am so happy for you and your family. We have been home from Tyumen for a month.

Brian, Cheri and Adele said...

Your post brought tears to my eyes - I'm so excited for you guys!

Clarese said...

Congratulations! That is wonderful news!

Anonymous said...

AWESOME news and whoo hoo on the 10-day waiver. That was the worst part! Can't wait to see pictures!

Jenn Hussey

Kristine said...

De-lurking to tell you CONGRATULATIONS!!! This is so wonderful for your sweet family and I am so happy that you will have her in your family very soon!

I love PBJ too!