/* This is where the background behind the title goes */
Currently in Novosibirsk:
Click for Novosibirsk, Russia Forecast
Novosibirsk Webcams
Our visitors:
Locations of visitors to this page
Getting closer
Saturday, October 27, 2007
So we have heard that another family who had traveled about three weeks before us for their first trip have just gotten their court date and will be heading back next week. Yep, it seems that a one week's notice before you have to be in Russia is now the norm.

However, this is great news since it really sounds like things are moving in our region and we are hopeful (crossing my fingers right now) that we won't have to redo any paperwork and that our court date comes through in about three weeks time.

The strange thing is that both Stefanie and I have been having a very difficult time sleeping. All of the sudden we are now realizing that this nearly 17 month journey (more like 14 year journey to have a kid) is nearly finished. And that a little one is nearly upon us. And that is freaking us out.

We were having tremendous anxiety for the past year and a half because we really wanted to finally get our child. Now we're having tremendous anxiety because in a few weeks we are finally going to be getting our child.

Life is funny.
posted by Steveg @ 9:50 AM  
  • At 10:31 AM, Blogger Dede said…

    I hope you get court date soon! Sounds like he will definitely be home for Christmas. How exciting!

  • At 7:24 AM, Blogger Shane & Marie said…

    I hope you get a court date very soon!

  • At 12:52 PM, Blogger Cristina Warner said…

    The freak out stage is normal and it's great to hear you being honest about it. Sometimes I felt like because we were adopting that folks didn't understand that we go through the same stages and emotions as a bio -pregnancy goes through.

  • At 3:41 PM, Blogger Allison said…

    The not-sleeping is just preparation for when you get your little one. It took both of my boys awhile before they were sleeping through the night.
    I hope you get a court date soon!

  • At 7:33 PM, Blogger mommyto5 said…

    Prayers you get your court date soon, sounds like it is just around the corner. I think the insomnia thing is common at this stage of the game! I think I was pretty much running on adrenaline prior to our court date:)

  • At 8:30 PM, Blogger Suz said…

    You are both completely normal in this freak out phase. Has it only just begun? We went through it several times throughout the wait.

    Oh but when he's home, after a couple months, you'll forget what life was even like before!

    It sounds like it will be soon! Maybe a Thanksgiving court date??

Post a Comment
<< Home
About Us




Our Story:

I'm Steve and this is my wife Stefanie. This is our story, mostly seen through my eyes, of the journey to create our family by adopting a child from Russia.

The Great Snowsuit Swap
Donate your old snowsuits or other one time use items to other adoptive parents at:
Previous Post
Powered by


Original template design by Isnaini Dot Com

"The two greatest obstacles to democracy in the United States are, first, the widespread delusion among the poor that we have a democracy, and second, the chronic terror among the rich, lest we get it."

Edward Dowling