At the court house we met our lawyer and interpreter. There were three other ladies there representing the child welfare agency, adoption agency and regional representative. The judge had everyone give testimony. John did a great job with his speech. I was asked if I agreed and the judge asked me a few other questions. There was a discussion about my age since I'm 50. Everyone who spoke mentioned how important it is to get Saulius home to USA to get medial attention and ready for school. The judge had Saulius join us and asked him if he wanted us to be his parents, if he liked his new name - John Theodore Saulius Reardon, if he wanted to go to the USA. He told the judge that John is his best friend and that I'm his girlfriend. She said she would make her decision today and left. Saulius spent that time playing with the judge's phone and sitting in her chair, he also showed all the other ladies in the room his two picture books. The judge came back in about 20 minutes with her decision. She approved the adoption and waived the waiting period!
Now the lawyers are going to get Saulius new birth certificate on friday am and his Lithuanian passport on friday pm. On friday we go to the doctors to get Saulius tb test placed. On monday we pick up his passport and go to the doctor for his physical. On tuesday we go to the USA embassy for his visa. We also have to get Saulius a plane ticket.
We can't wait to get home!
All duded up for court
We are a family!