Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Court Date Set!

This Friday, December 4th at 11:00 AM, Alexandra and Olya, Patrick and Debbie and Zhenya will appear before a judge in a court here in Kotovsk. If the judge decides in our favor, we will officially become parents of these two precious sisters. We will go out for lunch and "whoop it up" Ukrainian style. Then it'll be back to the orphanage for a mandatory 10 day waiting period. Afterwards, we will pick them up and travel to Odessa where we'll need to pursue getting new social security-type numbers and passports. (That process can take 3 - 5 days.)

Today, during our visit, Pat had Zhenya interpret to the girls that we love God and God loves them and it is BECAUSE of HIS LOVE that we are pursuing them and want to adopt. Honestly, they looked a little "blank" when we talked about God, but that's OK... we just planted our first seeds!