Sunday, February 13, 2011

Day 21, The Game Plan

This is our last day of the 10 day wait! The sun will be setting very soon on this day and the paperchase begins again tomorrow morning! Tanya will pick up our official court decree as soon as the building is open and we will be getting right to work. She had me take Lizzie for passport photos today and the pictures will be ready tomorrow as well.

Now for the even better news...this is Lizzie's last night in the orphanage! She will get to leave tomorrow with me around 3pm, less than 24 hours from now! At midnight tonight, she is an orphan no more!

We are trying to get the passport in one day, that is the reason for taking the passport photos today. If we are successful, we will be boarding the Tuesday night train for Kiev! That would put us doing the initial Embassy appointment and medicals on Wednesday with the Embassy visa appointment on Thursday. We could be flying home on Friday morning and arriving in Denver Friday evening!

Worst case, a few days added to get the normal passport would put us getting home in the middle of next week. The Embassy is closed on Monday the 21st for a holiday, so we would be doing that work on Tuesday and Wednesday. Even with that development, we will be Ok and experiencing a record adoption trip.

So pray for us and the passport situation. We will know for sure on Tuesday afternoon and I will blog about the time you are waking up on Tuesday morning!

~ Felix ~

11 comments:

Kari said...

What an exciting day tomorrow will be for the whole Roge family! We will be rejoicing along with you!

Kevin and Pam said...

I bet Lizzie can't sleep tonight thinking about going home! What a great story. I just love reading your blog and watching God do miracles.

Rolan and Eileen said...

Post soon! I'm holding my breath!

Matt said...

Dude!!! Last night as an orphan in the orphanage....can you imagine what she is going through, can any of us really imagine that? Her life is changed FOREVER-FOREVER!!!!! all because of you & Heidi allowing God to use you. What more can be said? Sounds like we'll be passing each other somewhere over Iceland.

The McEacherns said...

So exciting! Praying that everything goes smoothly!

Kelly said...

Sweet dreams for your girl tonight as she has just a few more hours to be apart from her family. How exciting for your entire family!

mikeandmichelle said...

Less than 24 hours.., I can not imagine!! Praise God!!

Amy said...

Just awesome news!!

Mama said...

That is wonderful!!!! I wish you the very best! Our official paperwork starts tomorrow and I'm praying for a quick turn around. Good luck and I pray you get to be home by the weekend!

Adoption Adventure said...

We have loved following and thank God for another empty orphanage bed. I know you will be so relieved to be able to tuck her into her bed at home.

Paul and Diana said...

Congratulations on reaching Day 10! WOW! Lizzie will be leaving the orphanage forever. PTL! We will pray that you can get her passport in a day and that all goes smoothly in Kiev. We will never look at apples again (esp. while we are still in Ukraine).

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