Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Our court day

We had a simple breakfast, it was overcast and humid. We walked to the ATM and the grocery store. We tried to have an early lunch of blini but Saulius would not eat them, more for us! We got ready for court in our dress up clothes. We were ready right on time, Ange arrived with a taxi promptly at 12:30.

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!


  1. Fantastic news!!! Well done all! Yipppeeeeee!

  2. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! This is wonderful news! Thank you so much for sharing such an important time in your lives with all of us. Saulius is a very special young man and now he has two loving parents to help him through life.

  3. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations to the new family. We can't wait to meet Master John!

  4. Thanks for sharing your journey and awesome news!! We've shed more than a few tears of joy for you all as we read your blog. You're a beautiful family. May God bless.

    Ryndi, Michael and Bo

  5. Congrats! Wooooooooo and Whhhhhoooooooooooo!

  6. Wow! Very very happy for you! Over and done like that... fast an efficiently! Seems the relentess process of dotting those I's and crossing the T's for many months was all worth it in the end!
    I can't wait to hear how John Theodore Saulius takes to the swimming pool!

  7. WOW!!!!! I am so happy for the entire family. We have loved reading your blog since we hear from Veronica and John. I think I am going to have to convince David to make a trip to the mid Atlantic later this year. Whe do you get to come home?? Is July 13th still the day. Tedwill love having a new playmate for Max!!! Grandpa Ted had better hide all of his ice cream stash and Grandma Veronica needs to get her hugs lined up as well as Grandma Reardon. Look out Daisy MD.. Saulius is coming home!

  8. Congratulations to the Reardon family! It has been wonderful reading all of your adventures with your new son.