We arrived at the court 15 minutes early. The judge arrived 20 minutes late.
The judge entered and everyone stood. We were then seated. I (Barry) was to stand and represent Jessi and I. I made a few opening statements, then the judge asked several questions. Then jJessi was asked to stand and answered a few questions.
The court hearing took about an hour and a half. In the end the judge said 'da'. So we now have a daughter!
Jessi is online now working on tickets to fly home. We'd planned to stay here until we could bring her home but with the holiday (new year and Christmas ... which is Jan 7th) the wait is considerably longer. We're looking to travel home on Christmas day. Jessi would then return to Russia around January 9th to start paperwork. I will then join her around the 19th to bring our daughter home.
It's strange to know that we have a daughter in Russia and will now leave her for a few weeks.