Friday, July 08, 2005

SPECIAL EDITION

Today we had our final court hearing. We convened in chambers at 2:00pm, recessed at 2:30pm and returned to chambers at 2:40pm for the judge's decision. The judge approved the adoption and declared we are the parents of Molly Claire Donohoe and Aidan Patrick Donohoe!! With tears in our eyes we hugged each other, Olesya, the head doctor of the baby home and the woman from Guardianship and Trustee Committee. Bob and Beth followed us at 3:00pm and were declared the parents of Nicholas Robert Meuser. It's a GREAT day in Kostanai.

After a quick celebration over beer and pastries we rushed to the Internet cafe to share the news. More celebrating at dinner tonight. New Blog entries tomorrow.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!

Brian, Maryellen and Sabina

Anonymous said...

Alli and Pat~

Congratulations on finally being approved as Aidan and Molly's parents!!! We are so excited. Can't wait to see you. You are in our thoughts and prayers as always.

Love,
Ed, Judy, & Girls

Uncle Ron and Aunt 'Leen said...

Congratulations!!!!

Thank you for sharing the joy with all of your faithful readers. We are so thrilled that you and B&B have been granted this great gift. We are counting the days until we can meet your beautiful new babies. God bless and keep you well and safe. Hug each other and kiss those babies for us. Happy parenting!!!

Love,
Eileen & Ron
xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Susie said...

Woopee!!! Glad that part is over with! Now, safe travels home with the family!
Love,
Susie

Anonymous said...

Oh I have tears in my eyes as well. I knew you would have no problems. CONGRADULATIONS!!!!!! Love you guys and I'm so happy after a long road that you got the gifts you deserve. And such wonderful babies to bring home.
Take care and I wish for a quick return and safe (quiet) trip home.
All my love
Blessed Be
xoxo
janet

The Reed-Hudson crew said...

Welcome, Molly and Aiden, to a fantastic family! We are all looking forward to meeting you both! We know how lucky you are to have such wonderful parents. Alli and PAt, congratulations! Come home soon!

Anonymous said...

Alli and Pat,

We're so excited to hear the good news and can't wait to meet Aidan and Molly. Welcome to the world of parenting, the hardest and most rewarding job you will ever had. You will be in our thoughts and prayers until your safe return to the U.S.

Brennan

Anonymous said...

Congratulations all around!!!

Molly and Aidan are so lucky to have parents like you two, and Nicholas is lucky as well.

Can't wait to see everybody.
Safe trip home.

Love,
Megan

Anonymous said...

HAPPY, HAPPY NEWS. WE CAN HARDLY WAIT UNTIL YOUR FAMILY IS HOME AND WE GET TO MEET OUR NEW GRANDCHILDREN. HOW BLESSED ARE WE ALL.
LOVE AS ALWAYS,
MOM and DAD

Em said...

CONGRATS!!!!!! Im soo happy for you!! Have a safe trip home!!

~Emily

~VEGAS~ said...

Congratulations!!!!Many Many times over.Molly & Aidan will be a wonderful addition to the Fairland Farms Family.Maybe more popular then there parents even ?
We wish you all the best for a safe trip home and happy days for the remainder of your stay in Kostania.WE are all very excited to share your news.Love,Lanette,Marty & Jacob

Margy, David, Sophie & Will said...

Keep your focus. Bob will now be distracted. I think you will win out.