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My husband and I, the Dynamic Duo, have been married since 2003. We've weathered the storm of chronic disease (diagnosis 2006), infertility (diagnosis 2007), turning 30 (2006/2007 respectively) a first adoption (2009) of a tender hearted, compassionate Ukrainian BIG boy (born 2006), who has told us he'd like a baby sister, baby brother, big brother, and REALLY big sister. We recently completed our second Ukrainian adoption journey, which brought us a daughter (born 2005). We'll see what else God brings our way!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Ukraine law changes, and Travel

I can't believe everything I have to do before Thursday...including finding a ride to the airport!  This weekend has been NUTS!

Friday night I packed Dave up with all the stuff he'd need for Germany.  And, since I was the one packing, I stuck my shirts for the trip in with his :)  And some other miscellaneous stuff, too.  Then I packed up Eli with all the stuff he'd need to live with Grandma Karl for a month.  Saturday we took off in the Jeep and I first dropped Dave off at the airport (an hour out of the way) and then headed to Buffalo with Eli and our dog, Jack.  This weekend is a Canadian holiday, so I was expecting the borders to be insane, but it wasn't bad at all!  I think tomorrow is Victoria Day and everyone has a vacation day so tomorrow might be the insane day.

I came home to an empty house on a warm sunny day.  Ah, quiet.  Maybe I'll put on Eli's CD do drown out the quiet...

I've only been home for 4ish hours or so and I'm in MAJOR nesting mode.  I cleaned out sister's room, dusted and mopped.  Now it's all ready for sister to sleep in.  There's so much to do still!

In other news, the Ukraine has changed it's adoption law effective in June, but I'm not sure what date exactly. Basically, a child has to be in the orphanage for a year and must be 5 years old or older to be eligible for international adoption.  Check out the US Dept of State site here.  So if you're in adoption for a younger child, don't go to Ukraine!  The two exceptions are for special needs and siblings.  Hmmm.  Our appointment is in May, so hopefully we will find favor with the SDA.

God has changed my heart...instead of wanting to bring home two more beauties, I really think one more is enough!  But I must leave it in God's hands and pray He will guide us to the family He wants for us.

Over and over again I have to pray that God would keep my focus because it's so easy to go astray and worry.  All I have to do is look at my son (who I won't see for a flippin' month!) to be reminded that God has everything under control and that if He takes care of the robin's food and the lilie's clothes, how much more will He provide for His precious children, especially the orphaned.


Chris and Celeste said...

Seems Ukraine is for every changing their laws! Safe travels and I will pray that there won't be any surprises.

Christine said...

Hope all goes well!

Just Another Day In Paradise said...

So excited for you. What is your age range?

MoserUpdates said...

Our age range is from 0-7 and we're approved for 2 so either way I don't think it will affect us. At least i hope!