Thursday, September 18, 2008

Ukraine Here We Come!!

Today is the last day at home for a while. Meghan and I will arrive in Ukraine on Saturday evening (their time). For all of you on central time, Ukraine will be 8 hours ahead of us. Hopefully we will get a chance to do a little sightseeing on Sunday and try to relax before our appoinment on Moday-- easier said then done, I'm sure.

For our family and friends that just got introduced to this process, I would like to explain what is going to happen. On Monday, September 22nd we have an appointment with the SDA (the agency for the government that oversees all Ukrainian orphans). When there they will show us some files of children that are available. I don't think we'll see many files. While we are at the appointment, we pick a child to go and visit. From there we go to the region of Ukraine where the child is located by car and/or train. We have an opportunity to meet the child and hope and pray that it is the child we are met to have. If it works out, we then proceed with the adoption and stay in that region until the adoption is complete. Let's just assume that this is going to work out and we don't have to go to plan B and ask for a second appointment.

The emotions are like the worst rollercoaster ride we've ever been on. Right now, and I hope it stays that way, we're feeling very positive about this working out. It's in God's hands and if this wasn't meant to be, we would have been stopped along time ago. So, I think we'll stick with the positive thoughts!

We will try to post on our blog as often as we can. Depending on where we will be in the Country, we may or may not have internet access.

Please continue to pray for us and pray for the little one or ones we are met to have!
Until next time,


MamaPoRuski said...

Congratulations on making it to the travel journey! Enjoy what you can of the country. Praying for a safe and fruitful trip!

Sara G said...

Good luck on your journey!!

The D'Antuono Family said...

Fingers crossed! I will call you when we arrive! I am so EXCITED for you and for us!!!!!! :)

Conethia and Jim Bob said...

I hope your visit is successful. Just think, your new addition is just around the corner!

Best of Luck

Anonymous said...

Good Luck on your travel. I'll pray for you everyday your gone! You have a huge support team back home that loves you and will take take of everything while your gone. Take care.... Be Safe. Can't wait to meet your new addition!!

Love, Holly T.

drdavid said...

We are so happy for you. We hope to meet you in Ukraine, since our appointment is on Tues. If not we will continue to follow your journey.
Blessings on you. We so agree with your impression of this roller-coaster ride. Let's just hang on!

adopting2fromUkraine said...

We'll be praying that the weather is good and all of your flights are on time.


The Flying Eagle said...

What a perfect way to spend my birthday -- in prayer for the birth of a new family :-)

Viktor & Inna said...

May God bless you in finding your child. I was wondering what age of child are you looking for? Please email me at

The D'Antuono Family said...

I know that I already posted a comment, but I just wanted to say I have been thinking of you all day. You are flying over right now!!! I am so happy for you!!!!

I will call you on Monday when we get in!

I also just want to share that the butterflies are gone, I feel so much better about everything!

You are in my thoughts!!!

Jessica said...

Tess and I are thinking of both you and Dad as this very exciting time has finally arrived. We are so anxious to hear how the week goes, and are very excited for you both. Best wishes with your appointment... Can't wait to hear all about it!


Jess and Tess

Laura Smith said...

So glad to hear you and Meghan made it safely to Kiev. Todd and I wish you all the best. We can't wait to hear how everything is going. Please keep us posted!! Love to you and Dad, Laura and Todd