Ukraine has a reputation for confounding all of your plans. It is holding true for us as well. First we were told Monday, then Tuesday, now we are told this morning at 9:00 we will finally have our meetings.
Nothing happened adoptionwise yesterday. We got a call from our facilitator at about 9:15 that it wouldn't be until after 3:00. That came and went and then he called and said it would be today at 9:00. We'll see won't we. The plan as I understand it is to meet with the Inspector, the director of orphanage #4, and the orphanage lawyer, to have our "main meeting" with the child. I assume this is where Sergey needs to indicate that he is willing to be adopted by us and we are willing to adopt him. I'm not quite sure.
No news on the Valya front, hope to be able to bring this up today as well.
Yesterday, the Push's came over to help decorate the apartment for Christmas and to have lunch with us. Our hosts made lasagna and garlic bread. Here is a picture of Mark, Vitaly, and Maria preparing the bread. Maria and Vitaly had never made it before so they had to be shown. They are great kids and I know they will be a blessing to their family.
The Push's have been in Ukraine for 8 weeks and they are expecting 2 more. It has been a long an arduous process for them. They are in good spirits but it is stressful, especially for Ed, regarding his job. Pray for them that they will be able to finish soon.
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