Monday, December 27, 2010

Who's Counting?

Us in 26 days!

We interrupt the Christmas letter to remind everyone that we will soon be heading to Ukraine to start Lizzie's adoption process. We leave in 26 days...but who's counting? "We" includes Heidi, Jordan and me, Felix.

We are starting to dust off luggage, make lists, reserve the Bible House in Kherson, plan where the kids will stay at friend's homes and buying tickets. I expect that we will purchase the flights this week or next, they are already reserved through Golden Rule.

Only a moratorium vote in Ukraine would put a halt to the process now. We learned that it wasn't voted on in the Rada session that adjourned last week for the Ukrainian holiday season. I pray it never makes it's way back on the agenda. Keep those prayers coming for Lizzie. She wants to home so badly. It is evident in every conversation.

~ Felix ~


The McEacherns said...

We heard the vote was rescheduled for the 11th, and we've been praying. Just today I mentioned to Josh just how close you guys are to getting Lizzie home. We'll keep praying!

Just Another Day In Paradise said...

Praying! It's so close! Im so excited for y'all!!!

Pam said...

The time is approaching quickly. Can't wait to hear about the journey and to see your baby home safely!

Chris and Julie Medley said...

Hello from the Medley's! We are also adopting from Ukraine and have an appointment date for Jan 26 at 10am. We are adopting a 13 year old girl from Odessa. This is our first adoption. You can read about us at -
We are scheduled to arrive Kiev on the 23rd. We would love to talk with y'all sometime. Our email is Thanks for the great blog! Chris

Milena said...

Praying for you! Please may that vote never happen, at least not before Lizzie's home!!

You are such an inspiration. I may want to ask you a few questions by email one day if that's ok?

Heidi and Felix said...

Of course you may e-mail. Our e-mail address is

Sheila and Jeff said...

We are praying with you that you get Lizzie home with no vote stopping it!!
Sheila and Jeff

mikeandmichelle said...

Hi! We have been following your blog and praying for your adoption of Lizzie. We are hoping to adopt an 11 yr. old that we first hosted in 2009. She was part of the group coming to Texas last Christmas that you helped when they had to spend the night in Denver. We are new to blogging and just got one sort of set up today
Thanks for your honest and encouraging blog.

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