Friday, November 2, 2007

Court Date in Torez, Ukraine



We have a court date on Monday, November 5th at 10:30am. This is the court date for Eugen "Zhengna". We will hope for the 10-day waiting period to be waived which we know will require a Miracle . A. went to meet the judge today so that we knew what she required in documents and such. "We do not want any surprises", states the General. A. comments that the judge, a woman , is very nice and professional. This is her first adoption though in the city of Torez. Torez, unlike other larger cities, has just one orphanage and it happens to house only children ages 4-18 with special needs. It is making me concerned that they are going to bring in the media to broadcast their first adoption in this city. We are getting a clearer understanding of how really big of a deal this is. If you think our media representation is "over the top" (I am being G -rated with my adjectives) the programing here is totally inappropriate! So let's hope this courtdate is low key.

9 comments:

Nataliya said...

Good luck on Monday! You are in my thoughts and prayers!

DoveFamily said...

Praying for a smooth day on Monday! Talk to you next week :)

Kathy & Matt said...

I will be praying for you and your court date. I hope it all goes smoothly and without lots of fanfare.

Shelley said...

What a wonderful opportunity...to be the very first family to show that the children being sent to Torez ARE worthy of a forever family! Congratulations to your entire family. Hopefully your court day won't be too crazy.

Leslie said...

We must have the same television broadcasting! Ugh! So excited to hear about Monday's court date. We will praying for you. Remember us on Tuesday morning at 9:15 as we petition the court to be parents to Kristina.

John & Lucia said...

We will be praying for you and your court date on Monday! Hope all goes well and that the press is sensitive to everyone involved.
Blessings,

Anonymous said...

We are praying for you all. What wonderful notes you keep. I feel like I am there. Such a blessing to be there with all those lovely children.
Debbie

The Walkers said...

We will be praying for you and a speedy proceeding. I suppose it wouldn't do any good to remind the judge that by Ukrainian law adoption proceedings are private since this is her first one.

Lucia said...

Thinking about you and praying for you this morning as you have your court date.