Monday, September 22, 2008

Ukraine Update

Sorry it has been a while since we posted. We are obviously here and the trip was rather uneventful except when we went to the departing airport and KLM decided they were going to change my journey through Paris-- Yikes. We got it straightened out arrived with no hickups. First night was a nightmare apartment. So, we moved to a nicer apartment with internet. Come to find out -- no internet. So, posting has been a challenge. We've taken up residency from time to time a the Radisson and are using their internet.

The city is beautiful. However it has been raining the whole time we've been here and haven't had a chance to do any siteseeing yet. Hopefully tomorrow before we leave.

Now to the important stuff -- we had our appointment at the SDA this morning. It was the most nerve racking experience I've ever encountered. While we were waiting, there was a German couple waiting for their 3rd appointment and were a reck. They didn't help my situation. I felt their stress on top of mine and you can imagine how things multiplied. My stepdaughter, Meghan had to hold me up as we waited on a flight of stairs to be called for the appointment in a small corridor and a very small area. We were shown 7 files of children. Only one single girl who was very cute, but something just didn't feel right. It's amazing how you just get a hunch and I had to go with it. We were then shown files for twins -- a girl and a boy, 10 years old and they are adorable and ironically just became available today. We will be leaving tomorrow on a 14 hour overnight train journey to go and meet them in East Ukraine. That is what we know for now. They are said to be healthy and very normal and if all goes well when we meet them, I will proceed. Please continue to say a prayer for us because your prayers are working. We can finally breathe and hope for the best. It has been a very trying couple of days and I don't know how I would have gotten through them without Meghan. Hopefully tomorrow before we leave, we can take some pictures of this beautiful place and share them with you. My best to all of you and thanks for your continued support, Heather

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I can't stop thinking of you!!! I wake in the night! Twins!!! You must be thinking of me, lol!!! YOu go girl and thanks Meghan for being there for her. She is a very special person and she is very grateful that you are with her! Good luck girls! slo

Anonymous said...

Wow Heather... I am so happy for you and Jim.. Stay strong the ride will only get better. My prayers are with you and Meg. Have a safe and enjoyable train ride.
Love Debcia.

Helayne and Howard said...

You will know how to proceed...just take your time and remember you can make most situations work for you if there is a connect!I remember how hard the beginning days were but you got through the first major decision!

adopting2fromUkraine said...

How wonderful Heather! I'm so glad it went well. I heard you spoke to A. They are 90% sure things will go their way after this morning. (her words)

Email me if you're able. Our daughter's from East Ukraine. I might have some helpful hints for you and I can sure tell you where things are in Kiev.

June
buthchee81@yahoo.com

Conethia and Jim Bob said...

How exciting for you!! Just think, tomorrow, your lives may change forever!! I pray your meeting goes well and you have a safe journey.

adopting2fromUkraine said...

There is a typo in my email address in the above comment:

butchee81@yahoo.com

Sorry about that!

Anonymous said...

Twins?? God knows you can take care of more than one child who needs a family. Good luck with the visit. You are in out prayers. T & T

fabu said...

Hey Doll! Glad to hear you and Meagan made it safe and sound. Mom told me about the twins...how GREAT is that? She said one has your coloring and the other has Jim's...the stars are aligned!!!

Always in our thoughts and prayers - love and hugs to you and Meagan.

Fabu

DoveFamily said...

Praying for your meeting with these children!

Anonymous said...

Hi Heather,

Thinking and praying for you. You will make the right decision. Breath, and breath again. Give everythink up to a higher power, believe it will be right and go with it.

If it isn't, then just come home. Looking forward to hearing more. Your buddy..................

Connie