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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Proud mama and Papa

Of 6 kiddos ! We became Benji's and Taya's official parents on October 12 ! SO happy. Our 10 day waiting period was waived, so we ran like crazy ALL DAY yesterday to finish every piece of paper so we can spring the kids today, and take the train to Kyiv tonite :):)
What an amazing journey. oh AND Benji's best friend IS adoptable ! His only sn is mild mental delay :) Marina promised me she would get him on Reeces Rainbow and I promised to advocate like crazy for this little sweetie and find him a family of his own!! He is an amazing little boy :)

Hugs!!

19 comments:

Mel said...

Congratulations! How exciting ;-)
Blessings,
mel

Gretchen Thibault said...

Is Marina going to get you to the other kids??

Nan and Dan said...

woo hoo!!!
Congrats!!
Look forward to pics of you all together on the outside :)
hugs,

Keely Daniels said...

YES!!! Congrats guys! Now I'm CERTAIN we want to adopt from your region, lol! Amazingly fast!

KSL64 said...

Yippee! I can't wait to see photos of your six all together. Safe travels!

Karen

Tisha said...

PRAISE THE LORD!!!! We are praying for safe travels home. :)

Debbie said...

Congratulations! So happy to hear things worked out so well. Also happy to hear that Benji's best friend is eligible for adoption. Wouldn't it be wonderful if someone who lives close to you stepped up to adopt him?!!!!

Christie said...

Congratulations! Can't wait to see you all HOME!

Love,
Christie

Cathy said...

yeah oh my heart so very happy for you all how awesome it happened so much quicker after court.
pls give them both one squeeze and kiss for me.

Genesis said...

What is mild mental delay? And I would love to help you advocate for him :)

Becky said...

I'm so happy for you! Congratulations!
A little jealous that your 10 day wait was waived! Ok, ALOT JEALOUS! I wish ours would be. Our court is tomorrow!

The Best Family said...

congratulations!!! so excited for you and so glad that things moved smoothly and quickly! thank you for allowing us all to follow along on your adventure!

Becca said...

Congratulations!! Travel safely. :-)

Kristin Ferguson said...

Congratulations Maria! I know this day is beyond exciting for you guys!!! Hope you're back with your other 4 kiddos very soon!

Kristin

"Are These Kids All Yours?" said...

CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tracey Sharp said...

Thats such great news!!!! WOW.......I so pray our region waves the 10 day wait!!! Sending you prayers for safe travels with your 2 beautiful sweeties!

Tara said...

so excited! congrats momma and papa to 6 kids!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! can't wait to see more pics

Jenny said...

Yahoo!!! So happy for you and the kids! Hugs Jenny (RR family).

Kristen said...

That's so great that the 10 days were waived! I haven't heard of that in Ukraine. Amazing! So happy for you all.

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