Michael Christian Tygart (Misha - pronounced Meesha- for short) is the newest member of our family!!! His Ukrainian name is translated to Michael, so it will be the same name his birth mother gave him. We gave him his middle and, of course, his last name.
Court lasted only about 10 minutes as the judge was late and in a hurry to get through her cases. She had only a few questions, the social workers all agreed that adoption was what Misha wanted and what was best for him. The court had no objections so it was all done in just a matter of minutes. My translator's short version was " Do you....? Do you....? OK, Done."
Now we are on our 10-day wait. That is 10 business days to wait when no adoption business can be done. The purpose of this wait is to give an orphan's Ukrainian family a chance to step up and oppose the adoption. We know that Misha does not have any family left who can contest the adoption, but the laws are the laws. After the waiting period has passed we will have a mad dash to get everything done so we can go home. It is looking like we will either be home the end of the week beginning June 10th or the first part of the week of June 17th.
I now get to visit with Misha each day again. We are hoping he will be able to visit the center where I am staying some on the weekends, which will give me more time to have some fun and continue to strengthen our relationship. The kids from the center where I am staying will be going bowling on Friday and I think it would be wonderful if Misha could come over and we could go bowling with them.