Today is the day we have be longing for one year and longer .... we get to see Nadia. We will leave this morning around 11:45 and drive 4 hours to the community (region) where she lives. While in Dobro we will stay in the home of Tamara. Some of the families that have gone before us have stayed with her and have established a very special friendship, we desire to do the same. Tomorrow we will meet with the guardian counsel and present to them ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL (yes that is a lot) of our adoption papers. From there we really know nothing ... that meeting can take many different avenues. Our desire is to receive guardianship of Nadia on Friday and then possibly travel back to Keiv while waiting 5 days for our paperwork to process. Then we would go back to Dobro and meet with the government regarding her adoption. If we do not receive guardianship Friday (or if we do receive guardianship and they ask that we stay in the region) we will remain in Dobro, stay at Tamara's for the remaining days until all paperwork is completed and court dates completed as well. There are many scenario's we are just waiting to see which direction we go. Flexibility is the key word in this entire process!
Yesterday our friend Elvira came and gave us a tour of the city. on foot. So once again we walk, and walked and walked. It was wonderful, this is a beautiful city. We went and saw an opera for $2.00 per person. It was really good, the costumes were extravagant. Following the play we had dinner and walked home.
We talked to the kids last night using skype, it was so great to see their precious faces. Our faces might have scared them a bit since the call was at 1:30 am and we had been asleep for some time ( ha ha ) We miss them so much! This could be our last update for a while as ther is no internet connection in Dobro. Hopefully, my mom can post updates via our phone conversations if we are unable to connect.
We are so thankful you can rejoice with us today in our reunion with our beautiful daughter Nadia! I will post pictures as soon as I can.