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We've got a Golden Ticket
Friday, November 16, 2007

Yes, it's true. We got a call today that our court date is in two weeks. Naturally we're not quite on the ground yet. But we were able to get some of the key things done today such as sending away for our visas as well as calling for flights.

Suffice to say that next week will indeed be a Thanksgiving for us.

And I hope that the good news for us will permeate throughout adoptionland and end the delays for the agencies waiting for accreditation. It's been a tough time the past couple of years for Russian adoptions but hopefully better times are ahead.

I have to give credit where credit is due. I...er...borrowed the Willie Wonka Golden Ticket idea from some other adoption friends who are currently in Kazakhstan (they just left this week) in the process of adopting their daughter.
posted by Steveg @ 6:34 PM  
  • At 8:50 PM, Blogger Tricia said…

    happy dance and a big toast! looking at all of the snow on your webcams, it's going to be so beautiful when you are russia! and sounds like you could be home close to christmas! what a wonderful day!!! soooo happy for you guys.

  • At 9:15 PM, Blogger Dede said…

    Congrats! What a great gift for the holidays!!! I'm so excited for you guys.

  • At 4:02 AM, Blogger Sandi said…

    Congratulations. I found your blog on that "other couples" site, the ones with the TICKET :) I am so happy for you guys and hope you are home by the holidays.


  • At 4:18 AM, Blogger Chris said…

    Congrats! We are very excited for you!

  • At 6:45 AM, Blogger The Horners said…

    Yeah!! We have been checking your blog several times a day waiting to hear you got the "golden ticket". You know we will want to hear the details about travel, court, Embassy visit etc...

  • At 7:01 AM, Blogger Allison said…

    Congratulations! I'm so happy for you!! What a happy Thanksgiving - and you're going to have a VERY merry Christmas this year!!

  • At 11:25 AM, Blogger mommyto5 said…

    Oh what awesome news!!!Congratulations and prayers going out....

  • At 11:26 AM, Blogger Melissa said…

    Congratulations!!! What a great gift!

  • At 11:29 AM, Blogger MMrussianadoption said…

    yay! fantastic news for you at holiday time. i know what you are thankful for.

  • At 1:04 PM, Blogger Susan & Randy said…

    Congratulations!! What a great gift this time of the year.

  • At 2:07 PM, Blogger Tami said…

    Congratulations!!! We're getting ready to head out on our adoption journey in a couple of weeks too...except we're going to Ukraine. I can't wait to follow your journey.

  • At 2:14 PM, Blogger Ronda said…

    Congratulations! Another piece of great news in adoption land. You must be absolutely thrilled.
    Do they waive the 10 days in your area? Will you wait it out in country if not or come home? Always curious to see how each adventure is a little different. Just think, you're almost a pappa now.


  • At 5:23 PM, Blogger happyadoptingmom said…


  • At 5:24 PM, Blogger Debbie said…

    WooHoo!!! CONGRATZ! Great news.
    Get packing!

  • At 7:01 AM, Blogger Jim said…

    Congratulations! What great news!

  • At 7:51 AM, Blogger Debi said…

    I knew it was coming...I am so happy for you and your child...wooohooo

  • At 9:08 AM, Blogger Shane & Marie said…

    Congrats! How exciting. That is wonderful that he will be home before Christmas. We are also a Novo family, so we are extra excited for you both.

  • At 6:21 PM, Blogger JennStar said…

    holy cow!! congrats to you both!! be sure to add "purchase a Christmas stocking" to your list of things to get done this week!! hehe

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