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With a lot of good advice from the adoption agency we’ve decided to keep Tanya with us as long as possible. We love her and I desperately wish we could adopt her, but she needs to be the baby of the family or an only child for sure.  Everyone who has met her just falls in love with her! While this is not how we expected hosting to be, we don’t regret that it’s worked out this way.  Tanya shouldn’t have...

Nine Days. 1

Nine Days.

The other day I was talking to my neighbor, who is a middle aged divorced woman.  She lives with her two adult sons.  Her sons are somewhere around my age, in their 20’s.   I mentioned that we were going to be hosting an orphan from Ukraine soon.  She was just shocked.  Flabbergasted.  She couldn’t believe it.  She said, “Why would you want to do that?”   I’ve been surprised at the reactions we’ve gotten from people when they find out...

Embassy Appointment… 0

Embassy Appointment…

T had her US embassy appointment today in Ukraine. She passed! All her paperwork is in order. SHE’S COMING!! TO OUR HOUSE! THEY ARE BUYING PLANE TICKETS RIGHT NOW, THIS VERY VERY SECOND!  ONE WITH HER NAME ON IT!   I feel mostly like this:    

The one in which Ukraine breaks my heart. 4

The one in which Ukraine breaks my heart.

I got a message last night from the host program organizer letting me know there was bad news about K.  She apologized for messaging me on Facebook instead of calling, but she wanted to let me know right away and wasn’t sure if I’d still be up due to the East/West coast time difference. Apparently when they went to get K’s visa there were some issues with her status.  She should have been available for adoption and free to leave the country...

K’s Letter in English & Why Not Adopt from USA? 2

K’s Letter in English & Why Not Adopt from USA?

Here’s what the letter says in English!  The agency gave us a sample letter with a general format to follow, so it’s nothing really exciting. Hi K! Our names are Amy and Tyler.  We are going to be your host family for your summer holiday! We have two daughters.  Rosie is six years old and she loves to play dress up. She loves to draw and dance, and she can’t wait to meet you.  We have a bed ready for you...

Ever wonder why adoption costs so much? 1

Ever wonder why adoption costs so much?

Only 24 days left until K gets here! Rosie is so excited.  It’s almost all she talks about.  It’s kind of all I want to talk about too.  It’s all Tyler and I talk about. I thought I should go ahead and gather up all of the info about adoption costs and requirements right now, just in case.  Knowledge is power, right?  Adoption from Ukraine looks to be a wild ride. I read that you could adopt independently from Ukraine for much cheaper than...

What if’s…. 1

What if’s….

I’m having a lot of anxiety. That’s really nothing new considering I’ve struggled with anxiety for a long time, but still…anxiety is lame and I dislike it. I’m nervous about K coming. We’ve already got such a good thing going, what if she ruins it?  What if her visit is just horrible? What if she has reactive attachment disorder?  What if it’s just too hard to deal with? What if she hates us?  What if our house is too messy?  I can’t keep...

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In regards to the sweet little girl in the previous entry–Tyler says he’s not ready for international adoption yet.  He wants to wait until we make a ton of money per year so it wouldn’t be a struggle to finance the adoption, then he says he’d love to do it.  I don’t agree with that idea at all.  If we waited until we were rich to do things then we’d be wasting years of our lives. I’m pretty sure this is purely...

Heart Stopping. 2

Heart Stopping.

I saw this picture tonight of a little girl and my heart started beating considerably faster. I look at adoption listings all the time, on several sites and linked from some adoption blogs I read.  A picture has never made me have a physical reaction before, not like this one. It sounds stupid really, but…I don’t know.  This little girl just looks like she belongs in our family.  Something in me recognized her.   She’s four years old and in a Russian orphanage.  She has...