Tagged: summer hosting

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:    

Comments on T’s Bio, and a New Picture. 2

Comments on T’s Bio, and a New Picture.

A little explanation about T’s bio–to answer some questions I received. The bio was written in Russian and translated to English, so sometimes things are worded kind of awkwardly.  She might not be mischievous in the negative sense, it’s hard to say.  You can’t take the bio’s too seriously in that regard.  They say funny things over there, and it doesn’t always come across like you’d expect in English, in a lingual sense and a cultural sense. The note about her...

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...

AAAAAAHHHHH!!!!!!!!!11!!!!1! 1

AAAAAAHHHHH!!!!!!!!!11!!!!1!

You guys won’t believe this. With your help and Rosie’s lemonade stand fund raiser we’ve raised $1,119 out of $2,500 since Thursday for K’s summer hosting opportunity! I fell asleep last night anxious that we wouldn’t get the rest of the money in time.  I mean how could it be possible for us to get $2,500 so quickly?  The last thought on my mind as I fell asleep around midnight was a prayer that if we were meant to have K this summer it...

Fundraising to host an orphan this summer! 3

Fundraising to host an orphan this summer!

Exciting news! So exciting I’m about to explode. Our family has decided to host an orphan from Ukraine this summer for six weeks.  Rosie is absolutely thrilled.  She’s already pledged all the money in her piggy banks to go towards the fees. We’re going through the program Children’s Cultural Connection. The little girl we want to host is six years old.  Her name is only listed as “K”.  She likes play dough, dancing, dress-up, and is above average in her studies....