Monday, September 28, 2009
Update from Dobro ... Nadia is with us
WOW,our last few days have been amazing. We are at the school(orphanage) using their internet for our update. The home that we are staying in does not have internet abilities. We saw Nadia on Thursday the moment was wonderful. She looked beautiful and was thrilled to see us. We had our meeting with the Guardian Counsel, a city counsel, regarding for us to move forward with her adoption and the vote was 15 yes 0 no. So, that evening she was able to leave the school and stay with us. We invited our friend Elivra to join us in Dobro as our interpretor. She is a true godsend in speaking and understanding for us. The city is beautiful, wild flowers and roses everywhere! The people have welcomed and embraced us. Our time at the orphanage has been great, the kids are a joy to see each day and they love Nadia. When we have spare time she wants to spend it here. Many of the children are asking to come home to America with her. On our way to type this message we were greeted with the word that our court date has been set for Friday, October 2. This is amazing news as many of the court dates are set at least two weeks out. This court date will make the adoption official. Nadia's birthday is September 30 ... we are planning a party with many of her friends. She will be 14 years old. The home we are staying in is hosted by a lady named Tamara, just think a Ukraine "Paula Deen." She is hilarious and one amazing cook! I have never tasted cream of wheat that delicious, of course the fresh cows milk could have had something to do with it! We are unable to post pictures at this time, but there have been many taken. We will post when we return to Kiev early next week. The Lord has given us favor each step of this process, His hand has led us every and each step of the way. Thank you for your prayers and continued prayers, they are being heard and answered.