Tuesday, November 6, 2007

A great day in Torez!!

Well we made it through the court hearing and received a favorable decision to adopt Zhengna. He is now legally our son. There is now a mandatory 10-day waiting period before we can take physical custody of him. The judge told us to come on the 9th day and we could take him then. She already has written the formal decree. One might ask us why if he is legally our child, why we have to leave him in this sad orphanage. The explanation we are given is that this waiting period is for any appeals to be made by either us or other parties interested in the child's welfare. I better not express my strong opinions at this time, or this Blog will no longer be family friendly.
Zhengna, Pondering the events of the day.

We introduce the newest member the Wollschlager family, Christopher Eugen Wollschlager.



For those of you that like the details, just click on the link to The Mama Chronicles.

12 comments:

John & Lucia said...

CONGRATULATIONS, MARK AND THERESA!!!
CONGRATULATIONS, CHRISTOPHER EUGENE WOLLSCHLAGER!!!!

Leslie said...

Congratulations!!! We are so happy for you!

Nataliya said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! What a big day for you! I can't believe the court session was 1.5 hours - it must've been very hard to go through it. Now I hope you'll have the court session to adopt Artyom and V. very soon!

Julie said...

Theresa and Mark, this is great news! We will keep praying that everything keeps going as well as possible.Congradulations! Julie,Jerry and kids

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Your adoption is a landmark event. This orphanage has come a long way in the past 18 months and your adoption is a huge turning point as the staff see that the kids at Torez can be adopted and find a family.
Lynn

Shelley said...

Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh! That is soooooo exciting!! God is good.
Love, Deb

DoveFamily said...

Congratulations - wonderful news!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Your adoption will change forever the lives of the kids that remain at Torez as it has helped to change their view of special kids. We spoke to A thisweek and it really was a big +.
Please email me sometime
lynnk@lihgroup.com

Charissa said...

Complete strangers are rejoicing with you and your son. You are blessed.
Charissa
(soon to be mom of a Ukrainian orphan with Down Sydrome, found on Reece's Rainbow)

Kathy & Matt said...

Congratulations this is wonderful news!

adoptedthree said...

Can you tell me if there were children in Torez with CL/CP needs? If so I was thinking about what can be done to get them help with special cleft teams

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