Sometimes I thinking about how much energy, money, and time we put into paperwork for an adoption and I get discouraged. I am always asking myself, why does it have to be so hard? The emotional rollercoaster you are put on is challenging. I have been able to keep my spirits up by reading peoples blogs who have completed an adoption in Ukraine. Their stories are very similar to ours. So that gives me hope that with every down turn, every paperwork correction, political unrest, ink color, folder color, and so on; that it will all come to a beautiful ending.
Some people may already know that we know of a few sibling sets currently available for adoption in Ukraine. Some of these sets along the way have follow off the eligibility list, either by adoption or other reasons. I keep looking at their little faces every night to build up my strength. I pray that they are safe and with everything going on be able to get food and basic needs. Also, that one day they will get to know a parents love, by us or another family.
Tomorrow our paperwork will be turned into Ukraine!! I hope to have a good update soon. With this submission we should be receiving word of our travel date in the next 20 days or so. I really hope it is soon.