Friday, December 23, 2011

She said "Da"!

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.


  1. Congratulations!! This is awesome news and I am so very happy for you two! Can't wait until you can actually bring your little girl home and start parenting her. It truly is one of God's blessings! Jess Thompson

  2. So great. I knew it would work out for you guys. Cant wait to meet her!

  3. Yay! I'll be praying during the transition times. Congratulations!!! So excited for you!!

    Emily Hasselbeck

  4. Congratulations! I'm so happy for you and Jessi! Merry Christmas to you guys and be safe with all your travels!

    Taylor Schwering

  5. Congratulations! So happy for all of you! That is the best Christmas present! Will continue praying for all of you! Hugs
    Carrie Schoettmer