Tuesday, November 26, 2013


Well, it is Thanksgiving week......we have so much to be thankful for!  We have another MATCHING GRANT!!!!!  We are so grateful for this. Giving to our FSP is tax deductible.....this is a great time of year to get your contributions in before the end of the year.  We are waiting on one paper to come back from USCIS.  Once we get that it will be sent to Eastern Europe to join the rest of our papers.  It will then be time to wait for a court date. So this matching grant is perfect timing.  Once we pass court we will be invited to travel.  Flights will most likely cost around 4000 for the three of us.  Some things have changed while we have been in this adoption process.  The USA has added a tb testing requirement.  This is most likely going to extend our time in country on our pick up trip.  So this will up what we thought we would need to cover hotel/food while there. This will probably be another 1800.  It is all worth it.  We can't wait to get her home!  This week we have been packing up a box to send to our sweet girl. I am sure it is so confusing to her.  We were there with her for a week and then we disappear for 6 months.  We are sending over a new photo album (we already left one with her), a teddy bear that we can record 'we love you' in her language, and a book that we can record so she can hear our voices.  The kids are drawing her pictures to put in the box.  This has been an amazing experience for our children!  So once again thank you much for all of your support and good thoughts during this incredible time in our lives.


  1. Is that really Christmas 2012? Or a new picture? Poor Santa had to sit on the ground!

  2. Yes, that was last year.....poor guy had to sit on the floor......no room on the bench for him,,,,,plus Angie was afraid to be too close to him LOL. We haven't gotten a picture yet this year. We did a dry run last night because we were at a mall. Angie wouldn't sit on his lap....but she didn't run away screaming....progress ;-)