Our court date was scheduled for today, just a few days after we recieved word that our case had been scrutinized! I was so nervous all weekend, because historically judges have been known to not show up, request additional paperwork, or just not hear cases. Well, not this time! He showed, he approved, and now we're on the last leg of our journey.
We have some paperwork to do on this end - apply for visas, fill out paperwork for his visa, gather our paperwork that will be required at ISRC and the embassy. ICPC also needs to happen over here. The big thing we need to wait for now is his passport to be issued in India. And lest anyone think that this has been too easy, there are, of course, problems with the passport office computer systems throughout India. We've been told to prepare for a long wait - approximately 7 weeks. We waited 7.5 weeks for Max's, so we can handle that. It still puts us ahead of our goal of getting him home for Christmas. I am thrilled!
We should have some new video soon, and if I can figure out how to do it, I'll post it here.
I was able to speak on the phone with a woman that I've known via forums for a couple of years today. She played a role in convincing us that Probal was meant to be ours, and it was so nice to hear her voice! She told us that Probal was crawling all over the place - definitely mobile. He seemed like a relaxed, happy guy. She also felt like he was doing appropriate things cognitively for his age. We sent over books, and he immediately opened them, looked through them, and proudly ripped out a page. I cannot wait to meet him!
No pics tonight, I'm too tired :)