New friends

It’s pretty amazing what the Internet does these days. Thanks to our little corner in the blogosphere, we “met” two other families who live close to us that have recently adopted from Ukraine! And who said the world is large?

As it turns out, both have blogs outlining their experiences and we have already exchanged quite a few emails. June and her husband Dennis are doing it all over again and are in the process of getting the dossier together and sent over to their facilitator. I managed to read their entire adventure and can’t wait to hear more about what lies ahead! If you’re interested to read more, just click here.

Sharon is a friend of June’s and happens to live about 2+ miles from us! She and her husband Tim adopted a boy and a girl and you can read about it here. I’m slowly catching up on my reading and this is the next blog I have to finish. Lori is doing her share too, but she reads in the morning before going to work while I, being the owl that I am, read at night. Both these families met their children through a hosting program and then proceeded to adopt these wonderful kids. It’s important to note that even though one might host a child, there’s no guarantee you’ll be able to adopt them, but sometimes it’s just meant to be!

On a side note, our mailed documents have cleared customs on Monday 9th March, so it shouldn’t be long before they’re in the hands of our facilitator and translator. Tomorrow and Thursday we’re having a couple of painters come by to give us an estimate and then we’ll select one of the three (already had one over). We figured out a color scheme after testing different options on some house photos using Adobe Photoshop (if you didn’t know it, I’m a geek!), and Saturday we plan to go pick colors and get some samples so we can be sure of our choices. We should then get started after a couple of weeks once the Architectural committee approves the change. These are the things you have to do to stop thinking about those documents ;)

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The McEacherns said...

Yeah, you know we were checking the Fed Ex website obsessively! I'm glad it made it there before Wednesday, since I have to leave town then. Not being able to check it online would have driven me nuts!

S and T said...

Hi! Thanks for adding our blog link to your blog. We are following along on your journey. Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime. Your Mo City Friends - Sharon & Tim

Dave Baldacchino said...

You're welcome :) I'm not keeping up the sidebar links unfortunately (toooo much to do, too little time). I need to update them with all the new feeds I'm following. Soon (interpretation up for grabs!).

adoptyaroslav said...

Hey, there's more of us here than you know. Just had a get together with June, Sharon and another adoptive mother Ann, yesterday.

I know just how you feel about, "Oh my gosh! I've got so much to do and so little time to do it!" Been there, done that three months ago. Having Yarek home is great and a pain in the butt all at once. But, you'll see soon enough. Best of luck on your trip!

Magnolia, TX

Dave Baldacchino said...

Hi Natalie! That's what I keep finding out. And that's actually great as someday we might (let's say WILL) need advice haha.

We've got everything mapped out and we'll attack a few issues at a time, day by day. I think we've got it handled; just finished booking the plane tickets and travel insurance. Our mind is at ease knowing you'll be controlling air traffic at IAH on our way out/in ;)

Hope Yarek is adjusting and feeling better. Maybe someday we'll set up a Wii tournament over the internet..get Mario Kart and we'll race ya! Take care.