The first court appearance was mechanical, predictable and quick. We are thanking God that it was completely uneventful. There were demonstrations of some disgruntled employees in the street and they shot off tons of loud fireworks. I pretended they were celebrating this marvelous wonder taking place in a little judges chambers. Social serves, Child Defense, a clerk, the fill-in judge, our lawyer, DaRonn and I were all in there. Papa and Mama looked at each other and smile when the judge kept her eyes on her documents and said almost under her breath: I appoint the Washington couple …. Yeah!
We made our way through streets blocked with protesters and our 17 month journey finally took us to Kaitlynn. I’ll explain as the pictures go. Oh, before we move on with the fun stuff I have to touch about what will happen in the coming days.
Friday – We will take the kids up there. The social workers time of evaluators will finish there reports and turn them in.
Saturday – More visiting alongside jostling a wedding and some other stuff.
Sunday – I am wondering if she can come to church with us? Then maybe out to lunch?
Monday – We run some paper work around to the right offices to request a second court appearance. The visiting continues.
Tuesday or Wednesday – Our second court appearance at which all five of our kids will be present. We take her home!
Humongous day tomorrow as the siblings get to know each other. Wow. Gotta get some rest. More pics mañana.