Thursday, March 31, 2011

March 31 – Court

Justin feels much better today and made it through court just fine. We had court at 10:00 a.m. All of the court rooms were full and there was some discussion going on as to where we would have our hearing. Our facilitator and translator told us not to worry. Of course all we could think about was that our hearing would be postponed because there was no room for us. About 10 minutes later we were escorted to the second floor. We had our hearing in the chief judge’s office and it lasted about two hours. The judge and prosecutor were very thorough but not hostile or unfriendly. They mentioned a couple of times that Baby B looks like me. I don’t know if I can see the resemblance but they thought so. It is kind of funny because with Blake everyone said he look a lot like Justin. Anyway, the end result was positive. Yet another answered prayer!! Of course we still have to wait for the 10 day waiting period to pass before the decision is final. During the next 10 days anyone can come forward and appeal the decision. In the morning we will head to Ussuriysk for what we believe will be the very last time!

27 comments:

Sabrina and Giorgio said...

Congratulations, Mom and Dad again! How does it feel? I woke up this morning and had to check your blog first thing and I'm so happy to hear things went well and you're off to getting B soon! So happy for you all!!

Kathy Reardon said...

Congratulations. I will pray those 10 days fly by fast with nothing unexpected. Just a few more days! Hang in there.

Tracey and Chuck said...

Congratulations!!! Was so excited to see the good news as I checked as soon as I got up this morning! Hoping you get to have baby B during the 10 day wait! Keep us updated! I am sure the other kids are on cloud 9 as much as mommy and daddy are!!! :)

Vicki said...

Thanking God for answered prayers. Was glad to hear that Justin is feeling better too.
We are hoping that B gets to stay with you during the 10 day period.
Hopeful!!

Wendi and Terry said...

Woo hoo - God is good! Congratulations and we can't wait to see your precious Baby B!

Gloria said...

Had to check as soon as I could this morning! I knew it would be good news! I knew you guys would rock! So happy Justin is feeling better! I hope this is your last trip to the Baby Home. I do remember that ride - something we will never forget. But we actually had to go an additional 1 1/2 hours to our Children's Home. So happy for the Overstreet Family of six! Congrats Heather, Justin, Brady, Madison, Blake, and Baby B!!!

threekidchaos said...

Congratulations!! Praying & praying today will be another good day!

Joel and Clarion said...

Wow, two hours! Praise God for a favorable outcome. Get some rest tonight and enjoy your last trip to Ussuriysk! The days ahead will be special days that you will cherish forever. Enjoy them! We continue to keep you in our prayers and look forward to reading about your time with Baby B.

Sally...4 boys + 1 princess.. said...

Yay! God is good and faithful!

Tanya and Don said...

Congratulations! Hope tomorrow is gotcha day.

singletracey said...

Congratulations!! Hope tomorrow works out and the three of you get to head out and enjoy each other forever :-)

David & Jodi said...

Congratulations! I'm so glad everything has finally worked out as it should. Being a family of 6 is crazy and hectic, but oh so fun:)

Jody said...

PRAISE THE LORD!!!!!!

Heather and Chad said...

CONGRATS!!!!!!!! So glad all went well!!!

Ashley said...

YES!!!!

Willy's Auntie said...

Congratulations!!!! I'm glad to hear everything went well! I hope the 10 days zip by and you can be reunited with your entire family!

Maggie and Randy said...

Congrats to the whole family. Just a little bit more and your baby boy will finally be in your arms forever.

Amy said...

Congrats!!! Very happy news.

Lisa said...

Glad everything went fine and that Justin is feeling better. Madison is so excited. She came in first thing this am and said that she was going to get to see new pictures of B and had talked with you on the phone. She is doing fine. Big day at the Fossil Show tomorrow. Blessing. Lisa

Trisha and Jim said...

Fantastic news! Congratulations.

DeniseM said...

What wonderful news! Congratulations.

sonflowerjax said...

YEAH!!! I will be praying these next 10 days go by quickly!!! :)

Corinne said...

Congrats ! I can really say I have taken a pic in the exact same location ! Enjoy !

Steffen adventures in Russia said...

Congratulations!!!

Anne said...

Congratulations! That's wonderful news - so excited for your family!
Anne

Masha said...

Yay! So happy for you all and to hear all of that waiting finally paid off with as little stress as possible and getting Baby B early.

Laura said...

Congratulations!!! A family of 6 - whoooo-hoooo!

~Laura