Saturday, October 13, 2007


I have been way too exhausted to post lately and since I hadn't shared my blog address until now there was no point anyway. Good news though, we will probably have our dossier submitted in Ukraine in two weeks. It is looking like it will be submitted on the 29 which will be a nice birthday present to me. :) (My birthday is the 30th.) There are so many things that will need to continue to go right there between now and then, and that will be a small miracle.

If all goes well we are looking at traveling over there about March next year though. From there we will be able to go meet the children we are referred to once there and see if they are a good fit for our family. That is a dramatically simplified version of what will happen, but that is it in a nutshell. We will probably have to stay there for at least a month to get through the legal process but we should be bringing the kids home with us next spring! For those who don't know, we are hoping to adopt 2 kids (biological siblings) from Ukraine. We are approved for up to 3 kids, either sex, ages 6 and under. We have kept our options open because you just never know. We could come home with a 2 year old boy and a 6 year old girl, a 5 year old boy, little ones, older ones, 1, 2,or 3. We do not know. We are thinking 2, but we will see. :)

I will try to keep this blog up to date with our progress, but student-teaching is so tiring that I can't make any promises. Feel free to ask questions and leave comments. I think I have it set so that you can leave comments without signing in, but at least sign your name. Also, remember that since a blog is on the web we would prefer to keep our last name and specific location off the blog, for privacy reasons. Hope to hear from you soon!


Gina Marie said...

Hey Krista,

I am a friend of Deana's. Congrats on your dossier! Having watched the process ups and downs with Deana, I know that days can be great or frustrating! But your approach with the "openness" of what you will do and the desire to adopt siblings is simply AWESOME! I will pray that everything flows smoothly, yet if they don't that you will be encouraged!

I love your blog!

Kevin and Krista said...

Hi Gina!

I recognize you from Deana's blog. I hope you get to move quickly! I am almost done with school as well and I have no idea what I will do with myself when I actually have an evening of no work to do.

Glad you are here. My blog is nowhere near as exciting as yours or Deana's.
:) Krista

Deana said...

Congrats! It is so exciting to know that you are going to adopt siblings! My heart goes out to the children who need to be kept together. For me, adopting two has been a true blessing! It has not been overwhelming at all!

I'm sure you are going to be blessed as well! Of course parenting is work, but it is fulfilling work for sure!

I passed both Texas teaching tests - the TeXes and the ESL test. I am now seeking a position and what they refer to here as a probationary certification. I can teach as long as I am enrolled in a certification program.

I'm glad you're enjoying your student teaching. Spring time is a wonderful time to start a family!

Kevin and Krista said...

That's great news, Deana! I'm glad you here.

Thank you for the encouragement. :)