So today was the 11th day after our court decision was given! Yipee!
We went to visit the girls and our facilitator went by the court to pick up our printed courted decree while we were at the orphanage. So now we have it in writing from the court that the girls are now part of our family! By getting this document today, we will save 2 hours worth of running and waiting time tomorrow.
Tomorrow we will begin the next phase of paperwork to get the birth certificates, adoption certificates, and a whole host of other papers to finalize things. Wednesday we'll take the girls to the passport office to file the passport applications. It will be busy the next two days.
We're not sure exactly which day we will have our "Gotcha Day." We joked about singing "I've Got You Babe!" and having it on February 2nd, Groundhog Day, since the daily morning routine began to feel a little like the movie "Groundhog Day." But in the interest of keeping the girls healthy for the visa medical exams and the trip home, it was recommended that we wait until we are ready to leave for the capital city and the US Embassy appointment. Also, the weather forecast shows high temperatures in the single digits for the rest of this week. Very cold! As much as we want to scoop them up and get them out of there as soon as we can, it seems to be prudent to keep them at the orphanage for a couple of extra days.
We'll let you know as soon as we know something specific.
Now it's off to get a good night sleep and be ready to hit the ground running in the morning!