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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Let the 30 day wait begin

Court was 3 hours long. It was grueling. The judge approved the adoption but did not waive the 30 days. And so we went and bought a train ticket for tonight from Nizhny Novgorod to Moscow. We will arrive in Moscow in the morning and will fly home tomorrow. Of course we are disappointed that the 30 days were not waived. However, we did everything we could do and we are rolling with the decision. We are excited to be home with Anna, Keith, & Iryna and will return back to Russia in a month. The 3rd trip should be up to 2 weeks long. Thank you all for your prayers and support. It's been a long process thus far - 14 months - but the end is near in sight and we will have Calvin and Silas home in March. :)

9 comments:

Hevel Cohen said...

Congratulations on having two more sons! And this month wll fly by.

Tamara said...

Congratulations! While I am sure you are disappointed in the decision not to waive the 30 days, this will give you time to regroup and get ready for your little ones to come home. Can't wait to see the pictures of that homecoming! :)

Sarah C said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for you. I am sure the boys will be very happy to join your family.

I am sorry you won't be able to bring them home until March. I know you were really hoping to bring them back with you this trip.

Good luck with your trip home. I hope the final month of your adoption process goes well. We are still praying for you and your family. Love ya.

Leisha Tompkins said...

So sorry the 30 days were not waived. And what a long time to be in court! Just think, you will have your whole family together by Easter!

Leisha

Trent and Meg said...

So glad there is a final decision in place--hope this next month is a blur!!! ;D

Diana said...

Yeah on the adoption being granted! The court proceedings for us in Ukraine were over 2 hours and very grueling. Our facilitator said they usually only deliberate for a few minutes. They deliberated for another two hours while we waited in the lobby with one tired, stressed, hungry RADical kid and an equally stressed and scared daughter. They very nearly didn't grant the decision. One of the female deliberators didn't want to grant it. Of course she didn't! They had all the records of everything right there in their native tongue. Come to find out later that we hadn't been told most of it. GRRR! But, they granted it. Thankfully, our wait was only 10 days and my hubby's boss told him he'd be fired if he left me alone in a foreign country to complete the adoption. I will bless him forever because of it. Hope you left pictures of your home and family with the boys! Have a safe trip home.

Anonymous said...

I feel for your disappointment at the 30 days not being waived. However you'd have remained in Ukraine for two more weeks anyway, more time away from your family. Maybe you needed to be back with your children in the States for a bit (especially after the quarter). The reasons for this situation may be many. Sometimes we want to find THE answers (as if absolute truth exists) rather than the answers we need. I agree with the comment above; use this time to prepare your home and family for the addition of two more siblings. You may all be better off for having had this extra time. And keep this blog in a written down format in case something were to ever happen to it so that your children can one day read it and understand how much you wanted them and had to endure to get them into your family. You probably are doing this already, but I wanted to suggest it just in case.

KC

nicole said...

Woohoo! Sounds like mixed news, but what a relief to have an end in sight, and your babies will be home with you before you know it. :) So happy for you!

Conethia and Jim Bob said...

Wonderful news!!!! Blessings!!