January 26, 2012
It is so hard seeing them, where they live, and leaving them there. I sort of feel like our live is a bit on hold at the moment (apart from getting the house ready before they arrive). I think about them all the time and miss them so much. I wish they knew that someone loves them and is trying everything they can to get back to them.
The beginning of this year has bought new challenges to our journey to adopt these kids. We were already stretched funding it all, and now we have found out that Russia has changed a law that means we either go back there for two more trips or stay over a month in Russia. (three trips in all) This really means we have to find another eight to ten thousand dollars just for the extra trip, depending on how we do it.
We will do it somehow, these kids need a home and we fell in love with them when we were there.
On a brighter note, we have been asked to prepare more documents, one to apply for our court hearing in Russia, and the other to get all our NZ medicals, X-rays, blood tests done ....... I know you must be thinking, why would I be happy about that? Well, it just means we are getting closer to going back and those boys joining our family so any progress is good. We have been waiting for this part since November, so at least there is movement. I think we maybe only a month or two from the next step, fingers crossed.
Adoption has tough parts to it, but the reward are amazing.