Monday, February 16, 2009

Day 28 - Court, part 1

Today was court day... well, today was supposed to be court day... well, today was sort of court day. We were supposed to have court at 11, so we got all prettied up (and Steve looks great in the suit!) and got to the courthouse to find out that the judge was in some sort of special session for a criminal case and we were rescheduled for 4.

So, we came back to the apartment, ate PB&J, worked on the speeches some more (and boy am I tired of hearing Steve's speech. I'm sure he feels the same about mine), watched some Arrested Development, worked on our puzzle, and paced around the apartment. Then we got prettied up again and went to the courthouse. We didn't even get into the courtroom until 4:40 because our travel partners were scheduled for court at 3 (and they got a positive decision - hooray!!!).

We gave our speeches and they went awesome. Steve's was authoritative and fact-filled, mine was gushy about how much we love her, and they were truly perfect. Thank you so much for your prayers! Then the prosecutor asked us a few questions about who would stay home with Sestra, why we didn't have more biological children rather than adopting, and how the boys feel about having a sister.

It was all going really well, and we were done with our part of the proceedings when the judge said that we had to adjourn until tomorrow morning because he had to go back into the criminal case.

So, we go back tomorrow. The good news is that none of the delays have anything to do with us (like problems with our paperwork or something somebody has to research). Our part of the hearing should be basically done, now the judge will talk to the baby house doctor and go through our paperwork in the presence of everybody in the court. Of course, we'll post about our new Morningstar just as soon as we can!

9 comments:

Butch & Tracy said...

I know how bad you wanted an answer today, but wow... You are so close to the time you can take you baby girl in your arms forever!!! How awesome is that!

I am praying for your tomorrow to be here soon and for you to hear those wonderful words... that the adoption is approved.

Tracy

MaryAnn said...

Hey you guys!
I've been away from your blog for a few days so I'm playing catch up. Thank you for sharing all those beautiful pictures. My favorite is the snow covered tree with the rich blue sky. Love it!

Nothin' like stretching out your court experience. :) It sounds like you did a great job. I'll bet you're glad to have those darned speeches out of the way. LOL!

Hey, I've finally got our blog up and running if you'd like to take a peek: onourwaytokaz.blogspot. com.

Good luck! Can't wait for the final verdict!

MaryAnn

Bob Sims said...

Congratulations on your initial success. We're anxiously awaiting the final good news, which we are certain will come soon for you.

Jennifer M said...

Wow, what a day! I'm glad to hear everything went perfect for you in terms of the speeches.

Can't wait for tomorrow!

Karla said...

I am so exited for you, you are in my prayers!

Baby Kaz Moore said...

Sending you good wishes for hearing, "congratulations, you are now officially proud parents of a beautiful daughter." Just think, in less than 24 hours!! Yeah! Susan

Jessica and Chris said...

Praying for you guys right now - you are probably getting up and getting ready to go!

Jason Russell said...

"Sky rockets in flight..."

All seriousness aside, I see you mention Arrested Development so much that I wonder which season you're in. I'm due to watch Season 2 again myself.

Getting closer and closer!

Lou Ann said...

I think it's great that the judge is distracted with the other case so I'm sure he'll be quick and give you the positive decision. Then it's just 15 days of visiting your daughter (how strange is that?) and you'll be on your way to Almaty. Piece of cake!

Best of luck tomorrow.
Lou Ann & Lexie too

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