Wednesday, April 2, 2008

court

Today at noon, the judge granted our request to become Eli's parents! Praise God!!!
He was definitely with us in the courtroom, and gave us the right words to say. Our hearing went smoothly, but it was one of the most intense experiences of my life. We are very happy and relieved, and we're now extremely ready to have him with us. Only 11 more days.

Thanks to everyone for all their prayers and wonderful support. We are so grateful for this blessing.

(I'll post more details soon.)

9 comments:

Stephanie McGrath said...

YEA! We're so happy for you 3! Now you can focus on getting everything ready for Eli and know that the next time you fly to Russia, you won't be returning alone!

Safe Travels,
Stephanie, Terry & Ryan

Debbie B said...

Yippee!!! Praise God! So glad that it was a success. Now the final countdown to get him and come home.

Troy and Rachel said...

Congratulations!!! How wonderful!!

Tiger & Kar said...

WOO-HOO!! Congrats to everyone! We are so happy for you guys. Hoping/praying the next 11 days go quickly.

Safe travels!
Karyn & Norm

Beth said...

Congrats Ana and Russ!!!! Only 11 more days until Eli will have your arms around him forever! Safe travels home.

Teresa & Kevin said...

Congratulations!!! Now you can relax and really enjoy your time in Moscow!! I am so happy for you!! Warmest wishes...Teresa

Becky and Keith said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I'm sure it was absolutely intense, but what a great day!

Ainsley Wiles said...

That is AWESOME!!!! I'm refaining from jumping up and down in my office. I am so happy for both of you.

Antoine & Lori said...

I am just back from Canada and catching up! I am thrilled for you both. Not too long before you have Eli home now! Congratulations! Lori