Hoping to someday find M's brother adopted in the U.S. -
Myckola Oleksandrovych Markov - 8/26/2003

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Its official

We knew, probably in the middle of summer hosting, that we'd want to bring Vitaliy back for Christmas.

I mean, look at him.  I actually wanted to squish him.

When we set out to host, we asked for a little girl.  It turned out that all of the little girls were already hosted because "That's what everyone wants."  Still, we felt so strongly that we were supposed to host.  So, we chose an 8 year old boy.  In typical Ukraine fashion, things are not always clear until you start digging into paperwork.  The boy we were going to host, had actually been adopted.  So we chose another boy who had recently been listed.  He was just turning 6.  He had 2 older brothers, but we figured we could host just him and things would work out great.  Well...after thinking we were hosting him for several weeks, it turned out that he couldn't get a visa because he was "too young."  Something that just didn't make sense because other 6 year olds came on the program, but such is life.  We chose another boy and for all of 2 days, we thought Andriy was coming.  Turns out, his paperwork wasn't ok.  He needed a parental signature to come because rights weren't yet terminated (it was complicated) and the parent wouldn't sign despite the fact that he was in an orphanage.  So....just a few weeks before the kids arived we were left with like 4 kids to choose from and because we have young children only one remotely fit our criteria.


As they say, the rest is history.  It was like God kept things all muddled up until right at the last minute then dropped V in our laps.

Ta-da!  Here he is!

So, when I had to send this sweet kid back, I figured it was cut and dried.  We'd host him again.  Then we started thinking... what about his little brother?  The one we tried to host but who couldn't get his visa because of his age?  What if we brought them both?  We talked about it and decided that while we didn't have the money to re-host V, we would do it anyways; but we most certainly did not have the money to host two kids!  I don't think either Phillip or I were really at peace with that, but it was what it was. 

So, imagine my surprise last week when my husband decided to be the one to throw caution to the wind and tell the host director to bring them both??  AHhhh!!!!!

V and little V.

Well... of course it can't just be a boring story.  No.  The orphanage director emailed the hosting director begging for her to talk to us about hosting D, the oldest brother.

What to do?

After a lot of consideration about weighty things like who makes the decision regarding being adopted and who could potentially have the hardest time adjusting to a new family, we decided to host D so we could meet him.

And that's where we're at now.

In need of $5400 to bring two orphan boys here for Christmas.

Thanks to some wonderful people donating, and a few people purchasing things from our fundraisers, we're in need of about $5100.

So... I am asking that you please share our blog because I have all of our fundraisers listed on here.

We're doing Stella & Dot

Adoption Bug


Just make sure to put our name in the notes section if you order from Be A Voice Jewelry.

1 comment:

Winnie said...

Drop Lorraine at http://www.allarepreciousinhissight.com/
she is linking with those doing fundraisers right now.

We witness a miracle every time a child enters into life; but those who make their journey home across time and miles, growing within the hearts of those who wait to love them,are carried on the wings of destiny; and placed among us by God's very own hands. --Kristi Larson