There have been questions and I'd like to put out a few fires and ease a few fears before I go to bed (it's 11pm here).
1. We knew this could happen. We knew that we were coming to a NEW LOCATION where no other adoptions have taken place. Plus, in Ukraine, you are not "matched" with a child as you wait, so it could have been that Sasha was already adopted or there could have been another issue. We took that risk to come with the "unknown". And we are still glad we did. Please take a look back at our EARLY posts about the adoption (In sept 06) and you will see more about the uncertainty of this even then.
2. This is by no means the fault of ANYONE. It is not our facilitator's fault, Andrea or Reece's Rainbow's fault, or the fault of the SDA. This is purely a situation where a man with power does not wish for this to happen.
3. This does not happen often (I would say ever, but it did happen to us...). Ukrainian adoptions are usually more sure than even this. There have usually been other adoptions from an orphanage, the child's status is usually known before going, and there is very seldom someone that holds the kind of power that this director has with the city officials to be able to stop the process on so many different levels.
4. We will not be coming home now. We will spend the weekend in prayer and we will decide what to do. We don't have the answers right now nor can we share all of the details. But in time everything will be shown to His glory.