Sunday, October 12, 2008

Sunday, October 12th

Day three of visiting the orphanage and it only gets better. Jim prepared some video and emailed it to me a couple of weeks ago of the house, the animals, my sister and niece and nephew. So we spent a couple of hours on the computer viewing their new home. They are just thrilled!!! They even got to see their new room.

We called the local authorities on our way back to our hotel and told them how anxious we are to start the paperwork to begin the adoption process. It's hard to believe that I've been here 3 weeks and am now just starting the process of adoption. The girls are definately worth the wait -- they are precious.

Yesterday we were told that their grandmother comes to visit them which made me a little nervous based on my last adoption go-around. The Inspector told us today that it is the girls great-grandmother and she is way too elderly to think about taking care of the girls. I may have mentioned that she gives them a little money everytime she comes to visit them. The facilitator asked them today what they were going to do with their money and they said they wanted to bring Daddy back a gift from Ukraine with it since he wasn't able to come and see the Country. How cute is that????!!!!!!

That's the news for today. I'm sorry about not posting pictures of the girls. I just don't want to jinx anything. Once I know they will be ours, you'll be the first to know what they look like. Thanks for all of your thoughts and prayers -- they're working and please keep them coming. This is far from over.

Take care,


Anonymous said...

Heather & Jim this is the news we have all been waiting to hear. I am so happy I started crying... I know another journey is just beginning for you but I feel so good about this. And talk about shopping the girls are going to be professional shoppers in no time...with a mom & dad like the two of you these two girls are going to have the most wonderful life...My prayers and love are still coming your way...and I hope to see you soon..
Love Debcia

Chris and Virginia said...

You just had to wait a little longer, but it sounds like it's paid BIG dividends. We're so sorry to hear about all the setbacks, but guess it was meant to be.
We're hoping, no doubt like yourselves, that we can get a good referral on the first try. We're looking basically for what you now have. Any others in that orphanage that are available that I can let our facilitator know about?
We are leaving for there in a few days and will be in country next weekend. Maybe we'll have a chance to cross paths.

Our prayers and thoughts are with you and hope for a quick and uneventful remainder to your trip.

adopting2fromUkraine said...

It is so great to hear how your girls are already thinking about dad.

Looking forward to hearing about the court date!


Carrie said...


I have been watching your blog closely. Congratulations. My heart smiles for you and your two girls. What a blessing. We get our travel date any day now and your trials have helped up prepare for what is ahead of us. I am so glad to hear of your happy ending. I will be reading your blog and cheering for each new milestone!


Payne's said...

Heather & Jim we are so thrilled for you! See God has his plan and while we don't always "see" why at first - it is clear now.

Keep us posted we love reading the updates!

MamaPoRuski said...

Your concern and hesitation are normal, and we rejoice that you know they are to be yours! Praying for a quick process here on out! God Bless!

adoptyaroslav said...

I have been reading your blog for a couple of months now. adopting2fromukraine told me about it. I would love to chat with you via email about going to Ukraine as a married single. We just had our updated homestudy done this morning to reflect the fact that we wish to adopt our 13yr old son with just me traveling. I don't update my blog often, yet, but I will do so again soon.

Anonymous said...

Yeah! prayers all around!!! S

Conethia and Jim Bob said...

I just got caught up on your success. Congratulations on finding your precious girls. I wish you a speedy process.

lpeterson said...

Heather & Jim..
Been following along closely on your (remarkable!) journey. I have such a good feeling about this! I wish you all the best. Your in my prayers!!