Aidan at Beach

Aidan at Beach

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Da Da Da

We're parents!

Whew! What a day! Let me start at the beginning:

We left the hotel this morning at 8:00 am to go to the orphanage to see Aidan. He's teething, two teeth are coming in the lower set, and he has a cold. I think he has a sore throat, too. So, needless to say, he was tired, cranky, and not very happy. But, he let me hold him and comfort him and he almost fell asleep for a while on my shoulder. And, he let Pat get close, touch him and even give him a kiss. He'll be alright with us once he is away from the orphanage and we can concentrate on just him.

Once we got back, we were tired, but very hungry so we went for lunch--I actually ate Pizza! It had the required dill on it that is on all Russian food. But, I was very hungry so ate it. After we got back to the room, we knew we could be called at any moment to go back to court so we decided to just relax and wait. 5 minutes later, Yelena knocked on the door and asked how long until we could be ready. 5 minutes after that, we were headed downstairs and off to court!

I was so emotional! The paperwork was in indicating that the mother and any family members no longer living at the registered address and that her whereabouts are unknown. The paper wasn't the one the judge wanted but she said she would accept it this time and it would be the last time she accepts it. Thanks be to God! After everyone had agreed that we would be good parents to Aidan (Stepan), we were sent out of the room. When we were called back in, the judge gave us her yes!

So, we're still on the same schedule to return. Tomorrow we will go back to the orphanage again and we will see Aidan every day except Saturday and Sunday.

Thank you for the prayers! They are so helpful! Two weeks until we are back in Moscow. . .

Stacy and Pat and now Aidan!


Anonymous said...

We could not be happier for you and Pat. What great news. We can't wait to have you home safe and sound. Thoughts and prayers always with you.
The Pipe-stem

Anonymous said...

Oh THANK GOD!!!! I was up during the night wondering what had happened! I looked at the blog I think about 12 times to see if you had put anything on there. CONGRATULATIONS!! We are so thrilled to embrace AIDAN into the family. Give him a HUGE squeeze and kiss from his Aunty Amy, Uncle Todd, Kendall and Tyler! WE LOVE YOU!

Teresa & Kevin said...

Hello, Congratulations!!! My husband and I are in the process of adopting from Russia. We have just switched adoption agencies. They mentioned Krasnoyarsk as one of their regions and I came across your blog. Have a wonderful rest of your trip visiting with your baby and finally bringing him home! I am sure you will be busy!, but if you would like to follow our journey, too, my email is
Best Wishes!...Teresa

Joy said...

I am so glad that you made it through the court proceedings. I am so glad that you posted this information about the court needing to go back and check with the birth mother and family becuase if I had heard this on my trip I would have been a reck.
You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! We know you will be great parents!!! Thinking of you often...Karen and Rob

alcornell5 said...

Congratualtions! Robin and I continue to pray for your safe return to the US. Hope all goes well and I look forward to seeing you soon...
Allison and Robin