September 22, 2011

Waiting for the phone to ring

This week I rang the adoption agency about something really unexciting, not expecting to hear anything, because even though our homestudy is in Russia it has to be translated etc for a few weeks longer before it goes to the MOE  and they start finding a child for us.

WELL........She said "no" all the translation is finished and this week they have been talking about children for us.  She said we wont find out this week because she has other families over in Russia at the moment, but fingers crossed it maybe next week.
Hence to say we are so excited at the moment.   I don't know if I will be able to go out next week, I think I will be waiting by the phone :)

September 9, 2011


I found out today that our documents/homestudy is on its way to Russia.
It is funny that each step, even paying agency fees etc, feel like we are getting closer to our Child.
We have been told it possibly will be quite quick given we are open to a big age range and either gender.  The other referrals that have been coming in have been between 2 - 4 weeks after the documents arrived, and then we have to travel two weeks after.
So now that everything has left New Zealand, we have lots to plan and think about, even down to names.
And I really need to up my Russian language practice!

September 6, 2011

So close

Our paper work is so close to being in Russia,  each day feels like a week.  It should be with our internal affairs for a few days, and hopefully by the end of the week I will be posting that it has landed in Russia.  Well I hope so anyway.  Each step that we can tick off means we are closer to meeting our child, and we are getting so excited/impatient.