Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Well, we took a three year detour. A year ago we received some news that Galina was once again available. We called Judy at Baker Victory but she told us that she couldn't find out for sure if Galina was indeed available. We had decided that if we didn't get a "yes" we wouldn't proceed. Well, two weeks ago we received a random call from one of the families in Detroit that had adopted Kiril. She just was calling to see if we had ever gotten Galina home. We had never had phone contact with her before. Mark and I both said "that was weird". I had also been in contact with a family that was going to travel to get two boys that had traveled with Galina. They had their LOI and were going on October 9th. Dee offered to check on Galina while she was in country. I received an email a week ago from Dee telling me that she had Almagul check on Galina and she is available for adoption. I then sent Dee the information I had on all of the children. I received an email back 4 days ago and was told....get your documents ready NOW. Galina and Tonya are available for adoption together. We are VERY excited but also scared since things fell through before. We have to start all of our document over. The agency that did our homestudy is no longer in business. We have contacted an agency in Kalamazoo and spent the weekend filling out paperwork. Mark and I are both getting blood work done today for our physicals and have them scheduled in the next few days. I will be mailing all of our "stuff" to the home study agency tomorrow. I have all of our documents from our previous journey so we will be able to follow them as an example of what we need. On Saturday Grandma Pat told me that she wants to come with us to get the girls. Wow! and Lacey told us on Sunday that she also wants to. This is really stepping out for these two ladies. Grandma Pat has always been scared to go and Lacey went once and said the plane ride was too long and she had no desire to go again. The hope of getting Galina home is just overwhelming! Will she be mad at us when she sees us or will she forgive us for taking so long and just welcome our love????? We are hoping that Tanya wants to be adopted. Our friends went and visited her and told us that she was a nice young lady. Soooo, the journey continues.