Tuesday, August 3, 2010


Cryptic e-mail messages, supportive friends, a weeping wife, an angry husband, a child stuck in the middle of an International "situation". It may seem like the jacket of the latest fictional thriller, but no, it was just my Tuesday afternoon.

Without going into detail, because I honestly don't have any, just speculation (see cryptic e-mail messages) It appears that we are no better off than we were in May. But perhaps I am wrong.

We are giving it some time for the agency folks to work their magic, but it appears as of now we are still NOT being considered for Court anytime in the near future. I hope and pray that I am wrong and the word "yet" in the phrase "The Judge will not take your case yet" can be translated today to mean yet as in the phrase "It's not Friday yet" or "All of my hair hasn't turned gray yet" or I haven't polished off the emotional eating chocolate cake in my fridge yet" Like as in, yeah it's going to happen, just not, like, today.

Rumor has it we are now turning our efforts to a mysterious "Plan B". I have no idea what "Plan B" is nor that "Plan B" even existed, but I guess that is what we have resorted to at this point. I'll keep you posted, are you as curious as I am about this?

We do thank you for your continuing prayers and we know that this will be a success. We are in it for the long haul (as long as it takes it takes!) and we know that God is going to see us through this wait. He is giving us the strength that we need and the grace in which to get there.


  1. Praying, praying & then praying again. I know that God can changes things. Is it wrong of me to ask God to please hurry (I did say please!). The wait is such an emotional/physical roller coaster & it's about time for a final ride....to Russia to bring our little Charlie home.

  2. Oh Sarah, I am so so sorry for you guys. I was so hopeful you would hear good news early this week. Here's hoping you gain some insight into the situation and Plan B very, very soon. Prayers for you, Chad and sweet Charlie.

  3. Tell your agency you haven't the mailed the check "yet"!!!! Hang in there.

  4. I think plan B equals another judge. It can happen and does all the time. I'll keep praying.
    Cake is never a bad thing. Sending you lots of hugs.

  5. Ha!, Jeanette that made me smile!! Sarah I'm sorry this has to be so hard. I have no idea how I made it thru the wait and I'm very anxious and nervous to see how our little miss survived the waiting. I just wish things were different and our children didn't have to be put thru this when loving families are wanting them home so badly!!!

  6. Hi there. We are in the same heartbreaking, frustrating, seemingly never ending wait for a court date. Our first 1st trip was in Feb (yes we had to make a second first trip after the region made huge changes..thanks alot Ms Hansen). Our judge is currently on vacation. We know in our hearts everything will eventually work out but all this waiting has been very difficult beyond words. I'm sure everything will work out for your family too. Just by reading your blog it's obvious you will be great parents.