Saturday, April 3, 2010
COURT DAY & THE WHIRLWIND THAT FOLLOWED
ZACH READY FOR BED ON THE TRAIN
THE NEW PARENTS IN OUR TRAIN CAR
MARINA-OUR TRANSLATOR & CO-FACILITATOR
SERGE-THE MAN! HE IS THE PISTON THAT DRIVES THE ENGINE. WE LOVE YOU MAN!
UNCLE NIKOLAY-OUR RIDE & THE MAN WHO DOES THE LEGWORK.
Here are some pics from court day-the guys with us are our facilitator team. They are awesome. Without them, our process would have taken longer (yes, imagine that-longer). Court day was long, as was almost every process that takes place here. After court Robin had to drive (on horrible roads) to Zach's birthplace, a 4-hour drive. But when you're going 160+ kilometers per our, it only took 2 1/2. So she had that going for her. Needless to say she was a little nervous. Logan and dad stayed behind per her request. After that fun day and another interesting fish-story to go with it (we'll post that later), the next day we had to go to a notary office, then to the bank and close out our child's account, then to the passport office to file for a passport. Finally, we got to go to pick up Zach (around 4:30). Had a snag there as Robin gave the ladies our "take the boy away" pass, and they were shaking their head no. After talking to our facilitator, the paper said we were visiting, not taking. "Are you kidding me, we have a 7 pm train to catch". Turns out Robin had our original visitation slip as well as the pick up one. Anyway, problem averted after 15 minutes. Catch train & back to Kiev. This is where we are now. We will be here for a few days and hope to catch a flight then. Don't have internet in our room so this post is rushed. I have a fussy 2-year old who wants to play. Hope to see you all soon.