Saturday, February 02, 2008

02/02/2008 11:30pm Kiev

We have train tickets! (I think!) Tomorrow we will be picked up at 5:20 and will meet our facilitator at the rail station, so I'm assuming it means she found tickets :)

Not sure when we'll have Internet access again, but we have enjoyed reading the well wishes and comments and want to thank everyone who has been praying so hard for our family and for little Daria. We cannot wait to meet her and Daniil!

We should be meeting the kids on Monday after arriving in Kramatorsk. I know we are well-covered in prayer and we continue to thank God for the journey He's brought us on and we will thank Him no matter what we find in Kramatorsk. We hope and pray it will be 2 little ones ready to come home with their forever families :)


  1. Meredith and Mike.
    You are both covered in prayer as well as those 2 beautiful angels. Daria has waited so long, so I pray she is the one that will fit perfectly in your family just the way our Lord has weaved it.

    Stay strong and know you have many people praying for you all!!!


  2. So glad to hear about the train tickets! We are continuing to pray for you and for the children you will soon meet. Enjoy your train ride!

  3. You already know you have our prayers. It has been so great to spend time with you. Joy

  4. Praying fervently for you both, for your children at home, and those two precious ones you will be meeting SOON! Praying for God's will to be done in your life. Jill from RR

  5. Have a BLESSED time! Can't wait to hear about your visit!
    Love In Him,
    The Suffern's

  6. I'm so happy that you've got tickets and can't wait to hear about and see pictures of your visit with those angels! Your always in my prayers.

  7. Wow--Daria!!! I'm so happy for you guys! I don't even dare say, "Hope all goes as planned." because that sounds crazy at this point. =-) I do hope that it works out in a way you feel great about. Prayers and thoughts sent your way!
    Shawnie RR

  8. Yay! I can't wait to hear about your visit!

  9. Oh I can't wait to hear how the first meeting goes! I am praying for all of you.


  10. can u bring them back this trip or do u have to make a 2nd trip
    i am so happy for them bolth
    Daria is going to make amazing changes now that she has a forever family!

  11. I am so glad you got your train tickets. You are in our prayers!!! I can't wait to see the pictures of your visit with the kids. Have fun on your train ride.

    Mom & Dad C

  12. You can join the Yahoo group Kramatorsk Adoption - there are about 70 families who have adopted from the baby and kindergarten age orphanages. We adopted from there 6 years ago this Feb. There is internet at the cafe next to the hotel. And the people on the group can refer you to many useful places. Also Mary adopted Daniil with Down who used to be at the same orphanage. And Debs adopted Anya with Down from the same orphanage. Feel free to email me

  13. Meredith we are so happy to hear that you got the tickets. Can't wait to hear how your meeting of the children goes. We are praying that God puts you on the right path. Give Daria a hug for me.

  14. I can't wait til we get some more news from you all! May all be good! I wish I could get you some pedisure there cause I am sure that pretty baby girl could use some!

    Many blessings!

  15. I'm praying for a wonderful visit with your two little ones. Also praying hard that they are healthy to come home with you! Daria is such a pretty little girl and I can't wait to see pictures of your litte boy!
    God Bless!