By this time next week, we will have hopefully found the perfect little one to become a part of our family. The stress of the wait is overwhelming. Not to mention trying to put all of my affairs in order for a trip that I have no idea how long I'll be on. Spent the last several days also packing the luggage. Adding to and taking away from the piles. No matter how I cut it, I can't meet the 50# weight rule. So, I'm going to end up with 2 checked bags -- oh well.
This whole experience is overwhelming to say the least. There are no words to describe it and only fellow families in the adoption world can relate. My parents, other family members and friends just can't seem to understand the emotions. Even some friends that have adopted from other countries are struggling in understanding the Ukraine way of adopting. One friend said, "You are going to travel thousands of miles and have no idea if you are going to adopt a child??!!" This whole thing is in God's hands and I'm sure he is leading us to the next part of the journey. It does seem rather crazy -- this process. Then I make myself crazy reading about families that have just sailed through and those that have come home with heavy hearts.
Next time I post will be from Ukraine. Wish me luck --until then, Heather