Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Day 2, SDA appointment

We have her! The appointment that took three long years to achieve was over in 10 minutes...and three of that was the official looking through our picture book.

Side note: If you bring a picture book or photo album for the official to look through, it eases tension for you and any doubt they have during the appointment. We were only asked one question: "Why do you want to adopt older children?" Heidi put together a Snapfish picture book this time and, for the second time, it worked wonders. She just handed over the book, no more questions. Just let 'em look through the book and you'll get oooohs and ahhhhs!

We were told her history and medical background. I remember thinking, "Wow, we know more info than they do!" Like I said, it was over in 10 minutes. The official told us that we will have the referral between 4 & 5 pm tomorrow. Our facilitator is already buying the train tickets for us to go to Kherson tomorrow night on the over-night train.

Our friend, Oksana is here and we are off to Boyarka to visit our first three children's orphanage to bring gifts and letters. We will meet up with our missionary friends, Becky and Nadia to have our regular dish of Shoshleek, yummy!

Please note our Ukrainian Phone number over in the right-side column, on top. If you need us, give us a call.

~ Felix ~

16 comments:

Mayme said...

Yahoo!! So glad it is working out!!

mikeandmichelle said...

Praise God!! I woke up in the middle of the night thinking about your family. You give us hope!! Wish I could see her face when you get to the orphanage!!

The Houghtons said...

That is great. You all deserved a great SDA visit like that. We will continue to pray for you and hope that the rest of your time there goes as well as this first step.

Suzanne said...

Yay! Praying that the rest of the process goes just as quickly and smoothly...

Conethia and Jim Bob said...

Great!!!! Won't she be so surprised to see you guys there!!! Can't wait!

Kari said...

Praise God! Now we can all exhale. Hope you get to travel first class with the flat screen Volf style ;)

The McEacherns said...

Praise the Lord! So glad that part went quickly with no problems, and we'll be praying that the trend continues!

Pam said...

What a relief that had to be! So glad the SDA went well for you guys. Looking forward to seeing more pictures when you see your girl!

Mama said...

What kinds of pictures did you bring to show them? I still have a little bit of time to put something together before we head off if I hurry. We hosted her this fall so we have picture of her with us, if that is what is best. What kinds of things do you say when they ask why? We feel this is what we're supposed to do, but is that kind of an answer they accept??

Healy Family said...

glad all went well and she if officially yours to pursue! i will be praying for you guys as you move forward!

The Houghtons said...

Yeah God! We are so happy that God has provided! So cool!

Kelly said...

Congrats!!!

Just Another Day In Paradise said...

I remember thinking "That is it?! I worried for a year for THAT!?!" I guess it's good that it's painless.
I second the photobook! I think ours saved us a million times over. Have a question? BAM And I think they were impressed by the book vs. traditional photo album.
You're on your way... next stop... Your girl!!!!

Cassc said...

my heart skipped a beat waiting for the page to load, I knew it would be good news but still. I am so happy for you guys. It has been such a treat following your family's story from a 'waiting family' now into your third adoption trip. It really just fills my heart!

Is it still a surprise or does she now know you're on your way?

Still praying for an easy court appointment, fast paper work/documents and smooth flights home!

Jefferson Hunt said...

I hear so many bad SDA appointment stories, it's good to hear about an easy one. That is how ours went, too, easy. The hardest part of our appointment was that they had misplaced our son's folder. Then, they asked if we were sure we wanted this one. I said yes right away, then wondered why they asked that. I still don't know. Anyway, how fun for you and yours.

steph said...

We are hoping to get a travel date from the SDA soon. Will you let us know if you hear anything regarding the moratorium while you are over there? It would be interesting to hear it from the perspective of someone in the country, going through the process. Thanks.

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