We got some good news today. Our facilitator called to let us know that he is taking the overnight train tonight to get the passports. He is going to call us once he has the passports in hand to give us the numbers. Then we can go to the Embassy and start the paperwork to come home. The kids needed another set of photos made for the Visas. We got that done today. So, if we can catch a few breaks we may be able to get the paperwork done at the Embassy tomorrow. Then on Wednesday we have to get the medical exams done and bring the passports to the Embassy for review. Once we have the Visas and medical done, we can come home. So there is a slight chance that we could come home on Thursday. We still have the airfare issue to deal with. Most flights are booked the end of this week and most of next week due to Spring Break. We may have to do a fundraiser to pay for our airline tickets to get home:-). They are extremely expensive. The kids have been asking every day when we will get on the airplane to go to America. They were very excited today when we took them to get their photos made for the Visas.
We talk to V every day. He is a very sweet boy. He sent me a photo text message with a gift box and a happy birthday message on our Ukraine cell phone. He loves to play soccer. He and Michael love to talk "football".
I just ran in to a couple who is here from St. Louis. They just got their referral for an older child in the southern part of Ukraine. This will be their 6th Ukraine adoption. It seems they are experts on this process.
Thanks for the birthday wishes. It was a great birthday and I will always remember how special it was to be here in Kiev with our children to celebrate. That was a nice entry on the blog from Tim.
Kathi - I can't get any emails without my blackberry. Glad you had a good time.