Here we are at the end of week 4 our our journey in Ukraine. We have been in country for 26 days. There is a great possibility that we will not have court until the week of October 3. That means we will have been in country for 6 weeks. We will come home after court, and 6 weeks in the country without the boys. Doug will still need to make a trip back to Ukraine to pick up the boys and complete paperwork.
We never dreamed we would be in Ukraine for a total of 8 weeks for our adoption. In 2007 we thought 42 days was a ridiculously long time, and we came home with Hannah after those 42 days! We did not expect to pay for an apartment ($60/night) for 6 weeks on the first trip, or $50/ride to the orphanage to see Max. We have been very careful how we spend our money in country, knowing that we still have some big expenses ahead of us. We still need to pay for passports (we are being told those will cost $600/child) and medicals for the boys ($150/child) and Visa fees at the Embassy ($404/child)-- that's $2,300. This doesn't even touch airfare for Doug and his Mom to return to get the boys and fly home. (our tickets were $760/ticket, one way).
I'm overwhelmed, but have to rest in that the Lord would not have brought us this far just to leave us stranded. And I know without a doubt, that we are not alone. He is with us every step of the way.
Our link to our Reece's Rainbow fund is still on the sidebar. It will be there until we get home, for good, with our sons in tow.
Will you at least say a prayer for us? For the girls? For those caring for the girls in our absence? Thanks.