Wednesday, March 26, 2008

court prep

My sister is a wonderful hair stylist. Today I went to her salon, and she touched up my hair color, so now I have good hair for court! No more grey roots! Then I had lunch with her, my mom, and my sister G., and it was wonderful to have some time with them right before we leave.

We have been preparing for court for the last 2 days. We reviewed the section in the Russian Adoption Handbook on the foreign court appearance. We read the info on FRUA. We've discussed the possible questions we could be asked, and how we would answer them. R read over our home study, and I'll review it in the next day or two. We feel like we'll be ready when the time comes. And most importantly, before court, we'll pray for God's guidance, for Him to give us the right words to answer the judge's questions.

One week from today, court will be over, and hopefully, we will officially be Eli's parents!


Tiger & Kar said...

Yay!!! I had to laugh when I read the title and then your first couple of sentences.

Wow...1 week from today. I am so happy for you Ana, and so honored to have shared this journey with you!

jeneflower said...

I was so nervous during court, but you can do it! Get your agency rep to prep you right before, that helped us the most.

Joy said...

I can wait to hear about the three of you being together again. I think I am starting to get nervous about the court portion. Good luck.

Dede said...

We were really nervous about court but it wasn't that bad. Like Jeneflower said, get your agency rep to prep you. They generally know what kinds of questions the judges have been asking. There were no surprise questions for us. Good luck!

Teresa & Kevin said...

You are so lucky to have your sister to do your hair for you! Looks like you will be all ready for court! Good luck with everything - It will work out great! Take care...Teresa

Michael and Carrie said...

It sounds like you all are definitely ready for court! I've heard Moscow is a good region to be in for court, and we'll pray things go smoothly.

I'll send you an email today, so we can touch base about meeting up in Moscow next week! :)