Well, it’s done. We were able to cancel the adoption of Sasha- not without its bumps- but it is done now. There’s a fine line between encouraging someone to press on and trying to drag something out. I think we’re on it, but decided we are definite in our direction now and will work on convincing the director to release Sasha (and other children) from a little more distance.
It was a LONG drive back to Kiev and we are both exhausted now. My head is stuffed up, my ears too, and my neck aches. I didn’t sleep much at all last night but I’m looking forward to a good night’s sleep tonight. We are staying with a friend-of-a-friend-of-a-friend that does a bed and breakfast type of setup in her home. The apartment (it can hardly be called an apartment) is beautiful with hardwood floors, very modern and yet cozy, clean, and comfy. We will enjoy being here this week. Most of all, there is REAL toilet paper, we will be served breakfast (haven’t had breakfast in almost a week), and the bed is SOFT (no springs in your spine like the last two places!). We are abundantly blessed! It’s like our own little piece of America with a Ukrainian twist ;).
Irina (the woman whose house we are staying in) has also invited us to use their Internet and Vonage phone (free calling to the US) so we are being very well accommodated! We can give updates and maybe even call our kiddos if we can find a time we know they’ll be at home. I miss their little voices and especially their smiles, hugs, and snuggles.