Ok this is the real deal now. I have a court date set for 10:00am tomorrow (Thursday Dec 3rd) to be in front of the Judge with all of my paperwork and petition for Natasha and Sasha. The kids have each written statements, I have signed and notarized so many papers I have killed a forest all by myself.
From what I am told, I may be in court for several hours as the Judge will read all of the paperwork out loud for recording and then he will make a decision - yes or no - let's all hope and pray it is YES! After he gives his approval for the adoption, there is a mandatory ten (10) day waiting period. During this time there is nothing I can do except wait until my time is up, then return to the court for the final adoption decree.
I have decided to head home during this time and return after the 10 day period. I will be leaving on Friday and return on Sunday December 13th. Upon my return, I will go back to the court, get the decree and then finish up the US paperwork required to bring the kids home. This should take about 7-10 days. Then we will be on our way home, hopefully in time for the holidays.
More good news, Sasha is out of quarantine and feeling better. He is still sick, but I think it is only a cold and will be fine.
Stay tuned....... I will do an update before I leave on Friday with what happens in court.