Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Proud Parents!!!!!!!!!

What a day today!! After almost four hours of court we were finally given the decision that we are to be the parents of a very handsome, wonderful, very active, 21 and a half month old.

Not much can get better than that. Except for the fact that the judge was very kind and waived our 10 days!! What a blessing!!!

We will post pictures tomorrow once we have the official documents and return to Moscow. It was too late today to make the drive to the orphanage to pick him up. We can’t wait to scoop him up in our arms tomorrow!!!!!

32 comments:

JennStar said...

Holy Goodness!!! Whew-hoo!!! I am so thrilled for you guys! He's finally yours forever. God belss you and your new family as you finish up in Russia and travel home!!! Can't wait to see some pictures!

Dede said...

4 hours??? Wow that is a long time in court! Glad you got the 10 days waived. Congrats and can't wait to see photos of the little guy!

Ron and Dinia said...

Congrats! So glad ya'll got the 10 day waiting period waived! Looking forward to seeing photos of your new son!

Safe travels to Moscow!

Paka!

Dinia

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Tiger & Kar said...

Yikes! 4 hrs? You deserve to have the 10 days waived after that ordeal! :-)

Melissa said...

WOW!!! I can't wait to hear details (yeah, 4 hours?!)...and of course, see PICTURES!!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Mommy and Daddy!
That is awesome that they waived the 10 days! Can't wait for pictures! Enjoy your last night without children!! :)

Lorie
MO

Becky and Keith said...

YAY!!! You're not a mommy and Troy is a Daddy! (Stating the obvious, I know... but I'm just SO excited for you!) I'm impressed you lasted the 4 hours. I would have been a mess! CANNOT WAIT for pictures of the handsome little guy! Happy sleeping and safe travels tomorrow!

ana & russ said...

Congratulations!!! It's wonderful to hear that they waived the 10 days!

Jackie said...

Rachel! Congratulations! I am thrilled for you that you got those 10 days waived...I hope that whenever we get the call, that we receive the 10 days waived as well! Congrats to both of you!

Joy said...

What wonderful news that you will not have to wait the 10 days to be with him forever. What a surprize!! I could not be happier for you both.
JOy

Jane said...

Yeh!! Congratulations to you, mom and dad! Can't wait to see the pics.

Carey and Norman said...

Congratulations!! We are so excited for you!! I know you are glad to have the ten days waived and are ready to pick up that adorable boy tomorrow morning. I'm looking forward to seeing pictures!

Amy said...

four hours!!!! the 10 day waive is the least the judge could do. can't wait to see pictures.

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

:: Suzanne :: said...

Congratulations! God is good!

Mary & Michael said...

Congrats! I'm so happy that the judge waived the 10 days. Yeah!!!

MMrussianadoption said...

fantastic news. congrats on parenthood.

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy for you both. Congratulations!! What a long time in court but how wonderful you got the 10 days waived. I can't wait to see pictures of your son.
Kathleen

Ryan and Amy said...

YEAH!!! You are bringing tears to my eyes (again!) CONGRATS mommy and daddy! Celebrate and enjoy tomorrow!

Allison said...

Congratulations!! And yahoo on the 10-days being waived!! That is great news.
I can't wait to see pictures of your little one.

KimAbraham said...

How exciting! Four hours in court must have been grueling, but oh so worth it! I'll be praying ya'll home.

Tony & Dawn said...

Four hours! WOW! Congratulations on making it through the lengthy session and getting the 10 days waved!

Patti said...

No way! He waived the 10 days? That is wonderful! I almost fell off of my chair. Congratulations to the new family of 3 - this made my night!

Aunt Cathy said...

Lions and tigers and bears OH MY.... I'm a REAL AUNT! YEAH!!!!OHHH I can't wait to teach him all kinds of bad habits!!!! Picking his nose, burping, oh and SMELLY CAT!!!!!!!!!!!HEHEHE Paybacks FINALLY! Really glad you are coming home early!!!!! Your dogs are being BAAAADDDD!!!! (Except for Elka.) You no longer have a VCR/DVD player, Jerry has decided it is a fire hydrent. I'm sorry I had to bust up laughing. They act like 2 yr olds when your not home!!! Anyways, Stay Safe and see you the following Saturday after you get Back. I have to work 22,23,24,25.......UGHHHHHH.
Love you guys, and just to let you know I am SLEEPING VERY WELL!!!!! HAHAHAHAHA! your bestest sister.

Shane & Marie said...

Congrats! That is wonderful that the 10 days got waived as well. I can't wait to hear about your gotcha day and to see pictures.

Jane and Jim said...

WOOOOOO HOOOO!! Congrats! Boy, once this process finally started going for you guys, it really went fast! I cannot wait to see the little guy's pic!
Congrats again and have a safe trip home-
Jane

jeff and stacy said...

So happy for you!!!!!

Sira said...

OMG!!!!! Hooray- I'd take the 4 hrs of the 10 days EASY!!! Congrates!!!! How lovely- This is great news

Mike & Heidi Lee said...

Congratulations. We can't wait to see pictures of your new boy!!!!!! We are both so happy for you guys. Looking forward to the new posts!

Danigirl said...

Yeah!!! Congrats Troy & Rachel. You have come a long way. This journey doesn't end now, it's just the begining of another chapter. Can't wait to see a family picture. God is so great. Hugs, Danica

Chris said...

Congrats! Can't wait to see pictures! What a blessing they waived the 10 day wait. You'll be home with your little man soon!

Gary & Rosalie Clute said...

Congratulations! Wow, four hours???