Thursday, September 25, 2008

Another Step Forward -- A Baby Step!

We had a very nice day at the orphanage. The kids are as cute as ever. The Director, Inspector and every other official has been just amazing to deal with. They are all on our side. Now we just have to get the kids on our side. We were told today by our facilitator that they really like us. Unfortunately, for the kids, they were also told by the Director that their mother will not be coming back for them. We haven't come right out and told them that we are here to adopt them. It's going to take baby steps but we are moving in the right direction.

As a warming up event, the Director allowed us to host an Autumn party for the celebration of Autumn. We brought candy, cookies, juice and fresh fruit for all of the kids in the groupa to enjoy. The kids are all so cute. I emailed Jim photos and he said to bring them all home. I will attach a photo to this post of the group of us at the party.

The orphanage director is allowing us to take the kids from the orphanage and bring them back to the city for lunch tomorrow. We are going to take them to McDonald's. All of the kids over here know about McDonald's, so it should be a treat for them. Getting back to McDonald's, Meghan and I thoroughly enjoyed eating in Kiev because all of the restaurant menus had English translation. Go figure, you go to McDonald's and it's the only menu in all Russian!!

So, tomorrow is another day and we'll see where that leads us. Please continue to pray that this thing works out -- it's exhausting. But, I'm hopeful it's worth all of the stress, sadness and anxiety that comes along with it.

Until next time,


Conethia and Jim Bob said...

Stay strong!!

Helayne and Howard said...

Twin pregnancy is always more exhausting!lololol keep looking forward!The more the children see what it could be like to have someone be there just for them the more they should respond positively.

adopting2fromUkraine said...

I agree with Jim, they all look like great kids!

Just wanted to let you know that I'm still checking in on you and praying that all goes well.


The D'Antuono Family said...

Yay! I love the picture! You are always on my mind. I know that everything will be ok. Stay strong....
PS- The pizza was yummy! :) thanks!