Monday, May 17, 2010
Every Sunday after church is "Sister Sunday" where me and my sister hang out, running errands, shopping, and definitely involves some form of eating. We usually do breakfast (after the early service) but yesterday we had a few things to do after church and decided to get some Chinese for lunch instead. So Britt goes and grabs us both fortune cookies from the front and tosses me one. We were joking it was going to say "Your Court date is going to be on __________ date." Laughing I opened my cookie. This is what it said: We almost fell out laughing! I know this stuff isn't real, but it was just the sign I needed. In all seriousness, all of the news coming out of Russia has been very positive, with the signing of a "final draft" of the new agreement taking place in Washington in mid-June. It is our understanding that with this agreement 1-Less agencies will be allowed to conduct business in Russia. 2-Independent adoptions will be no more and 3-More post-adoption studies will be required after a child is brought home. We agree with all of those changes and hope that these efforts will protect all children involved. Things are going to be OK. It's only going to be a matter of time before I am on that airplane! I just wish I could tell our Judge at this point we would agree to ANYTHING to get Charlie home sooner. Psych eval? Sure. Kidney? No problem! My own personal Russian official living with us for the next two years of Charlie's life to make sure we are good parents. "Privet! Russian roommate!"