Dear Angels' Haven Staff,
My wife and I deeply appreciate the courtesy and
professional service your organization gave to us during the adoption of our son
"Nicholas" from Russia.
We were deeply impressed with Angels' Haven
employees understanding all procedures and guidelines for adopting in Russia. Each staff
member made sure they were always available to answer our questions and insure that the
adoption was handled smoothly.
Several of the orphanage and court officials in
Russia continuously commented on how they enjoyed working with Angels' Haven and how
efficient Angels' Haven had been in previous adoptions.
We will definitely recommend Angels' Haven to anyone
we hear of that is interested in adoption. I wish that there were more agencies like yours
that really care about the feelings and anxiety that the adopting parents go through
during the adoption process. Your office was terrific!!!!
Please use us as a reference and feel free to post this letter of
gratitude to show your now potential adopting parents the excellency of your agency.
Forever grateful, Kenneth Granger
Very satisfied adoptive parent
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Greetings to all
perspective adoptive parents!! We are David and gloria Stickler from northern Illinois. We
are presently working on our 11th,12th, and 13th adoptions. We have adopted both
domestically and internationally. Older special needs children are our most favorite to
adopt. These wonderful children have inspired us, challenged us, and blessed us beyond our
wildest dreams and expectations. Our family is a rainbow of skin colors, eye colors, and
hair colors. We have many races, ethnic backgrounds, and nationalities represented in our
rainbow family. Of all our adoptive experiences and agencies, Angels Haven Outreach and
Sherry Archer have provided the most knowledgeable, smoothest adoptions of all. Sherry
places a very personal, hands-on expertise that is priceless. She answered my many
trillions of questions and attended to even the tiniest detail with so much patience.
Every single detail was thoroughly taken care of from the moment we landed in Russia until
we departed again for the U.S.A. Even our care in Russia was totally done step by step
with professional thoroughness, yet with love and compassion. We are forever grateful to
Angels Haven Outreach for our tiny, petite, fully energized dynamo-daughter from southern
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THE "WILLOW WEST" STORY
We wanted to take this opportunity to inform
others who wish to realize their dream of parenting by informing
them of the benefits of choosing Angel's Haven Outreach
and more specifically, a selecting child from Romania.
When we first decided to adopt a
child, we chose Angel's Haven Outreach (AHO) for several
reasons. For Example, their prompt reply to questions we
had concerning the process of adopting and their confidence
in being able to turn our dream into reality. After the
initial "interview" and subsequently after we
were accepted as prospective parents, the work of completing
our dossier began. We were always kept informed by Janice
or Sherry of any changes or additional paperwork that might
need to be completed. Once all the paperwork was completed,
we began the "hurry and wait" stage.
As time went on and we waited for word of who
our child would be, we had the normal angst of a couple that had tried every possible way
to have a child and had been unsuccessful. We wondered aloud most every evening whether
our unknown child would ever be identified to us. Finally, after only 6 weeks of sending
our completed dossier to Romania, we got the call from Janice that a child had been
identified for us. Pictures were scanned and sent via the Internet and the moment we had
been waiting for had arrived. As we saw our baby, our little miracle, we knew immediately
that she was perfect in every way and even though we had only 48 hours to decide if she
was what we were looking for, we knew in 10 seconds that she was without a doubt the one.
After spreading the joyous news to our
anxious relatives and friends, we started to prepare everything on the home front for the
imminent arrival of our little princess. We would talk to Janice (hopefully we weren't
bugging her!!) about the baby and asked 20 questions on everything from her eye color to
what her biological parents looked like to what she was eating on a daily basis. With the
kindness and patience that was born to her, Janice answered all of our questions and if
she couldn't answer one right away, within 24 hours (mostly less than that) she would have
an answer. We learned early on that the questions we were asking were normal for a couple
adopting a baby. We were curious about what type of family it was that she came from. Did
she have any brothers or sisters? Could we see photos of her biological parents? Did she
have 10 toes? Our main concern was our baby's health. Since she was in an excellent foster
home, she was well fed, loved and cared for by a kind family. We had questions regarding
her parent's background and all these questions were answered. We received a complete
profile of the baby and what was known about her biological parents. Any health questions
we had were addressed in that profile. Complete, to the point answers were given to any
question we presented and our daughter was in perfect health and doing awesome.
2 weeks after we got the green light, a video
of our daughter came in the mail. We watched in awe at this miracle that was now only a
short time away of being ours in our own home. We had done it!! Now, if the time would
just hurry up and pass until our date to pick her up would get here!!!
Finally, it was time to go and get our
princess. Everything on the home front was in place and we were packed and ready to fly.
We left July 2nd, 1999 destination: Satu Mare. When we arrived in Bucharest, we were met
by a team of super folks (Costel, Anya, and George) who took care of us until we were
safely on the train that would take us to where our daughter was in Satu Mare. A long
train ride through the night made it a little easier to try to get some needed sleep, but
the excitement of being less than 12 hours away from the dream becoming a reality proved
more powerful than Mr. Sandman. When we arrived in Satu Mare the morning of July 4th,
1999, we were met by Claudia, Ildy, Mia and her husband. We went to the center and had a
great brunch and given some time to freshen up before we went to pick our baby up.
Finally, it was time. We left the center and went to the home where our daughter was being
lovingly cared for and we will never forget what MIA (our daughter's case worker) said to
"Take a deep breath and get a hold on your emotions
you are about to see
a miracle." We were already so emotional and happy about this moment finally being
here, that it was all we could do to hold it together. When we arrived at the home where
our daughter was being lovingly cared for, thank goodness she was napping and we were able
to look at her sleeping peacefully and just allow the emotions of the last 10 months go.
We were so overjoyed at this true miracle and we had loved her for months, but nothing can
describe the feeling of love we experienced when she woke up and we held her in our arms.
We truly loved her with every ounce of our being and could not have loved her anymore if
we had created her ourselves. It was THE most important day of our lives and we felt so
lucky and blessed to have her.
We have been back from Romania for 6 months
now and everyday is a joyful new experience with Willow. Not only have we learned so much
from her, it has brought Chad and I closer together and allowed the three of us to form a
real united family.
In closing, to anyone who is thinking about
adopting, we encourage you to choose Angel's Haven Outreach to secure your dream of
parenting. Willow is a perfect baby who has had no physical, psychological or
developmental problems. She is the perfect child we were told she was.
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We adopted our 2 year old son in July 1998
from Russia. The staff at Angels Haven were very patient
and helpful during the process. During our stay in Russia
we received the best of care. We were met at the airport
and someone literally "held our hand" during our
entire stay. We were pleasantly surprised when our trip
cost less than the estimated cost. We would give Angels
Haven an A+ rating. They also helped us after we returned
home with our beautiful son, Sergei. Sergei is adjusting
well into his new home and is the most precious gift that
we have ever received.
Mike, Donna and Sergei
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I cannot tell you how grateful I am for
the blessing my daughter is. She is an absolute joy. Not
only is Katie a beautiful child, she is also extremely healthy.
There is so much more I could tell you, but most importantly
she is healthy, happy and loved! I will be eternally grateful
for having been blessed with my beautiful child. Finally,
thank you once again form making the adoption experience
so special. Also, Please pass along my appreciation along
to everyone in Romania for making the experience enjoyable
Sincerely, Katie's mom
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I wish there was some way to let the people
at the orphanage know how very much we appreciate the things
they tried to teach our children. They are helpful and eager
to learn things and those are values that do not come in
classroom. That comes from the people who cared for them.
Manners, accepting authority and being flexible with new
things only comes when they see it in the adults who take
care of them. I saw it in the faces of the teachers and
the directors when we were there and I see it in the faces
of these children almost everyday. They are so proud when
they make a complete sentence and when people understand
what they say. If I had this to do over again, I would in
a second. Thank you for your patience with me during the
times I was disorganized and fearful. You have changed so
many lives by helping us to bring these two beautiful children
into our world and the changes are just beginning. On the
days when you want to pull your hair out and the nights
that you are too tired to sleep, I pray that God will give
you assurance that this is a journey worth taking. I am
writing a book and this will be the title. A Journey Worth
Taking. I am collecting stories of families who have chosen
and who want to seek this path. The proceeds will be used
as a scholarship to help people adopt. Any families who
would be willing to share their story would be greatly appreciated.
I hope to have it to press in a few months. I have a publisher
who is waiting for my outline. Let me know if you can help.
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The Adoption process
can be a trying experience, requiring a good degree of patience, perseverance, funding and
faith. After an unsuccessful experience with an agency offering a new international
adoption program (which we understand was later dropped), we discovered a little boy from
Romania on the Angel's Haven website. With a phone call to Angel's Haven our luck changed,
and with kind and professional guidance from the Angel's Haven staff we embarked on a
journey that culminated in the arrival of our new son on February 5, 1999. We plan to
celebrate "Gotcha day" on February 5, 2000 with a trip to Disney World and a
care package to Alex's orphanage. Our first year with Alex has been a blessing. He is
healthy, loving, active, and quite smart! We believe that our adoption of this child was
meant to be, and count our blessings every day. Thank you Angel's Haven for helping us
realize our dream.
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My name is Missy
Collins I am now the proud mother of an 8-month-old baby girl from Vietnam. My husband and
I decide to adopt after finding out our three-year-old son was diagnosed as being
autistic. We loved him very much but did not want to take a chance of another child to be stricken
with the disease. We loves children and had planned on having a house full. We decided to
adopt before Christmas 1998. After Christmas we did a lot of research and attended several
adoption meeting trying to decide where we wanted to adopt. In February 99 we attended a local
adoption fair where we chose an agency to do our home study. In April 99 our home study
was complete and we forwarded a copy to Angels Haven and decided we wanted to go with the
Vietnam program. We were very interested in the China program but we were not eligible
because we were both to young.(The first time I had been too young for something in my
I was a very glad
things turned out that way, we could not have been more happy with this program. On June
7th just two days after our 6th wedding anniversary Melissa from Angels Haven called and
said she had a referral for us. This was very surprising to us that this was so quick
because we were told in April with the submission of our home study that it could be six
months before we would have a referral. We were overjoyed! We called everyone we could
think of and just two days later a FedEx delivery man would hand me a envelope that would
change my life forever.
A newborn picture of
our baby girl who was born on May 20th 1999 just ten days before my 28th birthday. We were
so proud of her I carried the picture with me everywhere and Gary framed his to put on his
desk at work. Now comes the hard part we wait. Wait until the rest of the paperwork can be
processed and on August 26th 1999 Janice would call me at work to tell me I would be
leaving on Monday morning August 31st for HCMC Vietnam. I was scared but so excited I
could hardly contain myself.
We arrived in HCMC
three US days later and was a little overwhelmed by the crowds of people but after a trip
to the hotel and a shower we were ready to take on the world. My little sister went with
me since me and my husband decided for our sons sake if anything should happen one of us
should stay but he was jealous he wanted to go. The very next morning we left on a plane
for Hanoi the providence our daughter was born. This is the capital of Vietnam. What a
great place. I am not at all the world traveler and had night mares for months about plane
crashes, etc.. And I would go back any day to this place. The shopping, the kind people,
the scenery, the factories, etc.... Nothing but a pleasant experience.
We stayed in Hanoi
for about 10 days until all the paperwork was processed. Then we flew back to HCMC to put
the icing on the cake. We stayed in HCMC for about 3-4 days before returning to the US.
Our daughter is a gift from god she is everything we could have dreamed of. Her brother
and her are inseparable. They need each other so much. If my husband heard me say this I
would be in big trouble but Im already ready for another one. She is daddy's girl
and I cant imagine life with out her.
Thank you Angels
Haven for giving me this blessed child we love more than anything. If you are interested
in Vietnam adoption and would like to contact us feel free to e-mail us @ firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone @ (502) 477-1096
we would be glad to hear from you.
The Collins Family - Gary, Missy, Clayton,
and Emma Ha
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In November of 1998,
my husband and I brought home two little boys from Bulgaria to Tennessee thanks to the
nice ladies at Angels' Haven. They offered us professional services all the way through
the adoption process. All of our questions were answered in a caring, timely manner. Our
fears and the emotional roller coaster ride we experienced during the adoption was
addressed. We felt Angels' Haven's loving arm around us even though it was offered from
across the country. The Angels' Haven Bulgaria team was knowledgeable, sensitive and
professional. Everything possible was done to put the new parents at ease and to make the
trip as enjoyable and stress-free as possible.
Angels' Haven-- we are enjoying our two little fellows immensely.
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We had a great trip
to Romania. The weather had let up and only had snow for a day or two. The Best Western
Hotel was fine good heater in the room and lot of hot water, we also had a refrigerator.
Mihai is PERFECT, he
is great. The trip back was hard for him on the flight from Holland to the states it took
9.5 hours on the plane, the first two he was upset but then went to sleep in his seat and
did not wake up till we landed.
Mihai is a
bottomless pit when it comes to food, bottle when he gets up + jar food. Then cookies.
Plays with toys and then it is naptime about 10am to 12. has a second bottle and more jar
food (likes Mac-N-Cheese) goes for a ride in the stroller and plays with mom and toys then
naptime from 2pm till around 5pm. Third bottle and a big jar of food, few cookies and
plays with Dad from 7pm till 8pm. Then to bed for the night and sleeps straight through
He is a wonderful Boy.
Thank you for your help and I will keep you updated.
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I just wanted to
thank you again for bringing Demitry into our lives. He is a joy. His sweet spirit
constantly reminds me of how blessed we are. I am attaching a recent picture. He is
growing like a weed! He has grown more than 5" in height and more than doubled his
weight since we brought him home to America. Thanks again for helping God to bring him
into our lives.
Sincerely, Demitry's mom and dad!
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On an afternoon in
October, 1999, I was fantasizing about having a daughter. I am a single professional
woman with two beautiful sons and I always wanted to add a little girl to our
family. I did a search on the internet and came across a photolisting of available
children on the Rainbow Kids web site and 3 year old Anastasia from Vladmir, Russia
immediately caught my attention and captured my heart. Angels' Haven Outreach was
listed as the representing adoption agency and I quickly called them to obtain more
information. I promptly received a video tape and medical report and filed my
initial application on October 18, 1999. On February 19, 2000 only four months
later, following a short, 7 day stay in Russia, Anastasia and I were boarding a plane in
Moscow and were headed back to the United States. On February 14, 2000, Valentines
Day, following a brief court hearing in Vladimir, Anastasia became my legal daughter, and
a dream that I only half believed would become a reality had come true.
I have many close
friends who have adopted domestically and internationally and none experienced the same
ease, expertise and satisfaction with the adoption process that I did. I am
confident that my experience was so extraordinary because of the competence, caring and
commitment, of the staff at Angels' Haven Outreach.
adoption experience by its very nature is fraught with uncertainty, mountains of paperwork
and emotional highs and lows. The staff at Angels' Haven were always available by
phone or email and guided me through the adoption process step by step. Once I
arrived in Russia, I was assisted by facilitators, hosts and translators and taken care of
with such warmth and hospitality that I will always look back on the visit with a deep
sense of love and gratitude. In addition, the costs involved in the adoption were
less than many of my friends had paid and the tangible services provided, not to mention
the intangible ones received seemed to be far greater.
I could go on and on
but will be brief in an effort to make my point as clear as possible. Anastasia is a
happy and thriving member of our family. The experience, caring and commitment of
the staff at Angels' Haven outreach made my lifelong dream a reality; simultaneously gave
Anastasia a loving home, gave my sons a sister, my parents a granddaughter...in other
words their work produced wonderful and permanent changes in the lives of countless
individuals. They turned a potentially anxiety ridden experience into an experience
of a lifetime, filled with love, joy and hope. I am forever grateful to them.
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Hope all is well. We want to
thank you for all your assistance with our adoptions. Bob and I and the kids - Katya,
Sasha and Tanya are doing well! We are the some of the world's proudest and luckiest
parents! The kids are so wonderful. Great in school and extracurricular projects - lots of
friends - love their new relatives and great with the dogs "Otis" and
Katya is taking both flute
and gymnastics and already has a great group of friends. She loves sleep overs, trips to
the zoo, rollerblading, swimming at the club and playing on with the neighbors!
Sasha has turned out to have
quite the talent for puzzles, lego and projects. We suspect he could be the family's first
engineer. He is doing great in 2nd grade and loves to bike, go to gymnastics and eagerly
awaits piano lessons.
Tanya just turned five and
had three birthday parties. She loves American girls, connect the dots and computers! She
is speaking well and loves to read books to me!
The trip to Russia was wonderful. You and your staff
and associates did an incredible job - you are all terrific. We will never be able to
repay your staff for their support, follow through, encouragement or care - however we
think of them often and believe they are the best people on this earth today! They made
the trip so memorable. Our stay was flawless and we have nothing but great things to say
about them all and you. Please send our hellos and thanks!
Well, being a mom of three
has meant tons of love and laundry. It has kept me busy and extremely happy. We are
planning trips to the Wisconsin Dellsand Florida (to see Mickey.) The kids have been
tremendous. Thank you and thank god for enabling us to find and build our family.
Regards, Kathleen and Bob
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My husband Paul and
I have used Angels' Haven Outreach Agency for the adoption of our youngest two daughters,
Vera and Irina. We highly recommend them as an adoption agency. Their thoroughly
professional attitude was evident throughout the entire process. Their compassion and
willingness to listen to our concerns was especially appreciated. Our telephone calls were
returned within 24 hours. The staff was always courteous and attempted to answer our
daughters had two different fathers, the paperwork was more involved and we needed to make
two separate trips to Russia to get them. Our first trip was in January 1999. It went
better than expected. We were able to come home four days earlier than expected. Angels'
Haven guided us step by step.
We started the
process in late September 1998 and had Irina by late January 1999. Vera was free and clear
for adoption in June 1999, so in late June we went back to get her. Again, all went very
well. All the people involved were very professional and cared for the welfare of our
children. All our questions were answered. We were well taken care of in Russia by
everyone involved with the adoptions.
As for our children,
Vera (14) and Irina (12), they are the true winners here. Both have made tremendous
progress. Irina, who has been here about 14 months, is in the 6th grade and reading at the
4th grade level. This is outstanding for someone who didnt speak English when she
came. She continues to grow and learn and most importantly, she is happy.
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The adoption has gone great! Olya and Ed are happy, healthy, beautiful,
and loving children. Our time in Russia was fantastic. We were totally taken care of and
all the people that we came in contact with were great. We bonded immediately with the
children and they bonded immediately with each other. We are truly a family already.The
children started school almost immediately and are doing great.
Thanks for everything - you were great as were all the people we dealt
with at Angels Haven.
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I just wanted to tell you that I was home safe
and sound. My trip was great, everything went perfect! I can not say enough GOOD
about the staff in Moldavia. I have traveled a lot in my life when I was a
flight attendant, and I really felt that Chisinau was much safer than many
American cities. No I wasn't stupid and didn't go out by myself at night, but it
was a beautiful city, the food was great, and you can buy pretty much anything
there that you can buy here.
I am completely convinced my experience was
better than many others who have traveled to adopt in Moldavia because of the
wonderful care Tatyana and Alexander (the staff) gave me. It made my trip
absolutely fantastic and very enjoyable. Tatyana took me everywhere with
"Pop" (her father) driving us all over the city and walking the parks,
going shopping. I had the opportunity to go all over the city, see everything
because of them. Whatever you can do to keep Tatyana as a "team
member" do, she and Alexander are absolutely darling, precious and sweet
people. They are both very very intelligent, speak fair to good English, and
have hearts of gold.
I have no doubt that you should have the best
Moldovan program of any agency in the country with the care you guys provide
here and with their assistance there. I loved Pop the driver, he drove well, and
I never was scared of his driving even though most drivers drove rather insane,
but still better than the Autobahn in Germany or New York City drivers...
Okay for the really important stuff:
My daughter was precious. If I had the tiniest (and it is a tiny) suggestion, it
would be to hire a translator for the visit with the orphanage director and
doctor. There was much they were saying that Alexander just didn't know how to
explain to me. I think he was trying to say vaccinations, etc, but it was lost
on him trying to explain that. His English is very adequate for everything
except the interaction with the doctor..
The orphanage was painstakingly clean, spotless,
didn't smell, and was bright and cheerful. I counted at least 4 to 6 women going
in and out of the baby room, and there were less than 20 infants total between
the two rooms. The children were well cared for, interacted for the most part,
and were happy. With the exception of only one child, I saw no rocking behavior.
The care givers love these kids and it shows.
Alexander is a sweetheart and would sit and goo
to the babies. Tatyana is a one in a million asset to you guys, she is divine,
and is beyond precious. My apartment belonged to Tatyana, it was very clean,
very nice, and comfortable. It was chilly, and if there was heat, I didn't know
how to work it. However, I was prepared and had long johns and heavy pajamas and
I was completely and totally comfortable. I loved her apartment, it was nice but
I never ever ventured out the door without Alexander and Tatyana with me.
I made a video, not very long but will show you a
lot. I'll copy it and as soon as my pictures come back I will forward you a set.
Court was easy and I will try and write down each
and every question I was asked. I brought back a blank Custom form as when I
arrived in Moldavia they did not have ANY English forms and I had to fill out a
Russian form. I kept begging some customs fellow and he brought me back a form
in English that some American had already filled out and I used it as my basis
to fill in the Russian form. I do have a blank form I can copy that you can give
to future clients to take with them in case they meet the same problem. It is
hard to fill out a form in a language you don't know..LOL!
I simply can not say enough wonderful things
about Moldavia, the people, the city, the orphanage and mainly the truly
wonderful Alexander, Tatyana and Pop who made my stay the wonderful experience
it was. Please let me know any questions you may have. I'll call you tomorrow
when I get some sleep. From when I took off on Air Moldavia till touch down in
Dallas I was traveling 22 1/2 hours... Oh, and by the way, Air Moldavia is a
very fine airline and no one should be afraid of using it. It flies directly
from Frankfurt to Chisinau...
Thanking you all for all your hard work to make
everything go so well for me,
This year your Holiday card comes from the our Family Liz,
Marina, and George (Sergei). We adopted each other in Vladimir,
Russia on December 13th. They are exceptional children bright,
friendly, affectionate, and very handsome. I am only quoting
Amanda, traveled with me to Russia (her first trip out of
the country). Going through customs and immigration, getting
local transportation, dealing with a foreign language, and
converting the currency is old hat for me. All I had to
deal with was the frightening prospect of meeting the kids
and taking them home with me a lifelong commitment with
total strangers. Although I had been prepared by the social
workers here to expect the worst, I was hoping for a positive
outcome. George and Marina have turned out to be the best
kids I could have ever asked for! We became a family within
the first hour together.
for Russia on Saturday, December 9. On Monday, the 11th,
I went to the orphanage and picked up the kids. Wednesday,
we went to court for the adoption (the prosecutor, the adoption
center representative, the orphanage social worker, the
translator, Marian, George, and I all had to testify before
the judge. He then looked over all the documents, waived
the usual 10-day waiting period, and approved the adoption.
Quite a stressful event.
Friday, the four of us went to Moscow to get visas at the
U.S. Embassy passport pictures, medical exams, official
interviews, and finally all the paperwork for U.S. immigration
in New York. We then spent Saturday in downtown Moscow enjoying
the sights in spite of the cold. Saw St. Basil Cathedral
and the outside of Lenins tomb in Red Square (part of the
Kremlin), and then went to Gorky Park (small amusement park
opened even in the winter).
and again in Moscow we stayed with Russian families. Awkward
for everyone at first (they are very poor and shy), but
soon we were all quite cozy and comfortable. From having
traveled all over the world the last two years, I have seen
that people are more alike than different. These two families
proved this again to be true.
was born March 12, 1990 and George on May 26, 1991. They
are very close to each other. When their parents died 5
years ago, their grandmother (who lives on 110 rubles a
month - $4), had to place them in the orphanage. Finally,
last April she allowed them to be adopted. A very, very
hard decision, knowing how sweet the kids are. I met her
at the orphanage, and she felt good about her grandchildren
joining our family. In 2 years, I plan to go back for a
visit to keep the Russian connection for all of us.
only problem we're having is the language difficulties.
I took some Russian classes (which helps tremendously) and
the kids are slowly learning some English. But when they
get frustrated, it is hard on all of us. I am told that
this will take about 3 months. Until then, each day gets
a little better.
to all of you for your well wishes and help. I hope to have
you meet Marina and George soon even in Russian you can
New Year to all of you and your families!
Marina, and George
Brian and I never properly
thanked all of you for your help in getting
Joshua and Sarah to us. Our one year anniversary was on
December 23rd. We
celebrated by taking them to Oglebay Park for dinner at the
lodge and then a
drive through the festival of lights. Oglebay supposedly has
the largest Christmas light display in the country.
going very well and we feel so blessed having them with us.
They are such a delight and we can't imagine life without
them. They are both bright, intelligent, loving and
beautiful children and are loved by everyone who meets them.
Our lives have changed dramatically and even though they have been a lot
of work it has all been worthwhile. We wouldn't change one minute of the
past year and are looking forward to the future.
he wants to be an airline pilot when he grows up (he has
been saying this since he learned to speak English) and
Sarah says she wants to be a princess and live with mommy
and daddy forever because kissing boys is yucky. Only
mommies and daddies are supposed to kiss.
I guess I
have taken up enough of your time so I'll let you go. Take
care and if it's OK I will send you little updates and
pictures every once in a while.