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When things don’t go the way you’d like.

There are times when I wonder how things will all turn out in the end. Are we just on an emotional trip with no destination in site? Where is this crazy boat even headed? Igor has become certain that his mother in Ukraine will show up and take care of him. He’s neglected every time he goes to visit her home, and I hear tale of her showing up to the orphanage and yelling at him in the halls. But he...

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Sad Face.

Here’s the deal: Igor is attached to his family, sort of. He calls them several times a week, mainly his mom. I found an app where you can buy about 45 minutes for $5 then it routes the call from a local number to Ukraine. So it’s not that expensive. Igor said this past spring that he wants us to adopt him. Recently his mom changed her mind and said she doesn’t want him to be adopted. The thing is she...

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The Big Visa Appointment.

On Saturday all of the kids from Igor’s orphanage got to go bowling. Igor is in the front row wearing dark blue. The big visa appointment is Thursday the 28th at 9:30 in the morning Ukraine time. I think that’s during the night tonight (Wednesday night) American time. I’m so nervous!! The best news ever is that I have the wonderful coordinator of the host program on my side. She has visited Ukraine multiple times, adopted, hosted, knows the orphanage and...

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Stress.

I am just one huge ball of stress. I keep looking around at my half packed house and I don’t even know where to start. I just want to hide in my bed. I think the Alinia (Giardia medication) has destroyed my intestinal flora. Miserable. I just need to be well again. I need to not spend my days pooping, or waiting to have emergency poop because my belly hurts so bad. It’s like a curse. I would give just about...

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By the way…

With all of the house woes I never made a wonderful announcement: WE ARE FULLY FUNDED FOR IGOR TO RETURN! We have big two hurdles coming up in the next month: 1) Find somewhere to live before he arrives on June 12th. We have to do a home safety check, and we currently do not have a kitchen…not sure the social worker would be very pleased with this current disaster. I don’t know why this is happening to us, and now...

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Quick! Igor’s friend V can be hosted (nearly) for free!!

Guys, guess what? Igor’s best friend Vitalik has a full scholarship for hosting. If you would like to host and have been afraid of the cost this is the PERFECT opportunity. Vitalik is on the adoption registry. He’s goofy and sweet. He has watched other kids get hosted and adopted, but no one ever comes for him. He is 10 or 11 years old. It is finally his turn. Vitalik is short for Valentin. He’s chubby and the older kids at...

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The Full Story (of Igor, Forever & Ever.)

Look who it is!! An online friend I met through the hosting group (Children’s Cultural Connection) arrived at Igor’s orphanage to adopt her summer host siblings. She posted this picture of Igor for me. He was on his way to school this morning when they got there. All of the kids in Ukraine dress up in suits and white shirts for school. It’s part of their culture. Igor looks so happy! I’m not sure if they told him who the picture...

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Watch It!

Check out our video for fundraising. I finally finished it! We’ve decided to call our campaign #igorforever.

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I’m not sure what to write. Where should I begin? I don’t think I can tell the long story right now, but… This morning I talked to a lady who visited Igor’s orphanage in February. She talked to Igor a lot while she was there. He told her that his mom is disabled and cannot care for him. (Igor has told us in the past they were in a bad car accident when he was little.) Igor says that his mom...

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Unexpected Shock!

Tonight I was going about my business, wrangling small people and such, when I got a message from a local friend. She happened to see this post on the Facebook page of an adoption agency. Apparently this adoption agency has started a Ukrainian hosting program to find adoptive families for older children. Tyler and I both immediately started hyperventilating and had a tug of war over who could grab the laptop and find out more information on their website faster. THAT’S...