Just when you think things are heading in the right direction. I'm so sorry for not posting sooner. It certainly is not as a result of not wanting to, but as a result of not having internet for the last couple of days.
Things, in the end, did not go well with the twins. We had their consent. Then overnight, things just changed. We believe that the kids were scared into staying and that one of the staff contacted their mother, who in turn contacted them. The Director was on our side, but in the hospital and the Vice Director proceeded to make our lives a living hell. I witnessed a conversation that she had with the children. I couldn't even understand what she was saying (obviously) but certainly felt the threatening tone in her voice as she proceeded to scare the children.
So, day before last, I headed back to Kiev on the overnight train and arrived yesterday morning. We immediately filed another Petition for a second appointment with the SDA. Hopefully, we will hear tomorrow when the appointment will be. I can't stand being in this place any longer and am dying to come home. But Jim and I feel for as far as we have come, we can't turn around now. Hopefully, one day next week, I'll get my next appointment.
So, until then, I now have internet and American TV. Life is as about as good as it can get considering the circumstances and where I am.
Please continue to pray that things works out on the second go around!!!!! I'm strong, but not that strong, if they don't.