Well, our appointment was today and it was a little intimidating at first. We were shown lots of profiles of siblings and some individual children and none really stood out as "our kids." Then we were shown a sibling set that was not exactly what we requested, but we can't wait to meet them. We will be traveling by train to Lugansk to meet FOUR siblings! Two girls and two boys. The oldest is a girl who turned 8 in February. Then a boy who turned 7 in March, a girl who turned 6 in March (same day, a year later), and a little guy who just turned 5 last Saturday.
It was obvious as soon as we saw their pictures and heard about them that these were the children we would go meet. We just feel like they were meant to be ours. They were smiling and happily playing in the pictures. Anyone who has adopted before knows the referral pictures are usually not flattering, which is really kind of sad. The kids are said to be in good health (possibly one may have a health issue, but sounds like he will be fine), are all smart, funny, and happy. The oldest did really well in school this year and they said she is a favorite of her teachers and care givers. They have been in the detsky dom (baby home) for a year and a half.
We will write more when we know more. :) Thank you for all your prayers. We feel like they have been answered. We can't wait to see what God has in store for us when we meet them. (Likely on Thursday or Friday.)
Love from Kiev, Krista and Kevin
P.S. Kiev is a gorgeous city, the weather is wonderful, and we have felt like we have been on vacation with our facilitator and his family. I will try to post pictures soon.