Friday, July 31, 2009

Wonderful day!!!

After a slow morning and waiting a while at the inspector's office this afternoon, we were able to go to the orphanage.

We met Victoria and she is absolutely wonderful!!!! She just turned 4 about 2 weeks ago. She is shy and scared, but that is to be expected. I won't give out too many details about her yet because she is not ours yet, but we have officially said yes to her referral. Her story is amazing and she really is a miracle. Her and Morgan played well this afternoon and I can't wait to see their relationship develop.

So, now we will continue visiting her and hoping that she will continue to warm up to us. It is going to take her some time, which is fine with us. This is the only place and people she has ever known and she was told today that she would be leaving with these strangers that talk funny. I'd be scared too. She is beautiful and has the cutest little giggle!

We are not sure about a second referral. There is another little girl in Victoria's groupa that we are going to inquire about but we are not sure if she is available. The orphanage she is in is very, very good as far as orphanages go. It was very clean and the children seem well cared for. The caretakers and director all seem to care very much for the children.

We aren't sure if we are changing apartments yet. We may look for something a little cheaper for the long term, but we have everything we need here so we will see.

We truly feel blessed and Morgan said Victoria is perfect! She is right. I can't imagine feeling better than this.

I will keep you updated about our visits and as we here any news about court.


  1. Hi Jaime! "God's timing is the best timing!" It looks like God had little Victoria in mind for you all along and wanted you to stay right there in Kiev. I am so happy for you and pray that everything works out in miraculous ways. Keep in touch!

  2. great news! thanks for sharing! :-)

  3. Great news!!!!!!!!! I know it is such a relief to have made the decision to go forward. It as a great relief when we made that decision. Can't wait to see pictures.

  4. This is wonderful news! Who knew this little girl was waiting there?....Only God. What a miracle! Can't wait to hear more about her! I'm happy for all of you.

  5. Don't ever underestimate God's timing! (I know you don't!) Love this story, can't wait to see it unfold! Praying for further wisdom for you and God's PEACE!

  6. That's fantastic news! I'm so glad for you all and for sweet Victoria!

  7. Wow-you met your daughter! What a momentous day indeed.