Where does the time go? Today we managed to pick up the last report from our SW, drive to our state capital for apostilles, had a picnic lunch on the lawn of the capital building (gorgeous day!), walked across the street to make copies of colored photo sheets to go with the reports, and proceded to drive home to our postoffice to priority mail it to our agency. Whew! Took us almost 4 hours in total to accomplish it all, but it's our last one! We are officially done!
A asked me today to talk about our names. Our girls' middle names come from me and my sister (or in other words, Mama's side of the family), last name from Daddy, and first name all their own and theirs since the day they were born. They love to hear about the origins of their names and they laugh at their Russian names and love to hear about their Russian nicknames. A asked if I will take her to her birth city soon to see her babyhouse. I asked if she wants to see the actual babyhouse or to see her doctor and teacher there - and she mostly wants to see the people who cared for her. My dh has no desire to go back, but I can't wait! I was going to push for him to come, but my brother, Uncle Bill, has asked to come along! It would be a great trip as I know he is a wonderful traveler - very calm and go with the flow kind of guy (an asset when traveling in Russia for sure! ) It is still some years away, but I'm counting down. Next I need to renew A's Russian passport and inquire on any complications on taking her back. I was recently told that she has to travel into the country on a Russian passport, but don't have much more info than that at this early date. I"m thinking it will be another 5 years before we go - when T is in second or third grade - so they will be safe with the water and will remember the trip.
I still can't believe that we are done with official documents!!!!! T's anniversary of her adoption day is on Saturday! I just can't believe it......
Love and Hugs to All My Old Friends and Newer Ones too! I've been on this BB for almost 6 years!
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07-10-2008, 08:14 PM #1Lynda-PARegistered Userhas no status.
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- Back East
Our final postplacement report is off to Russia today!Doubly Blessed Mama to 2 Red Girls from Russia
(9 and 7 years old already!)
07-11-2008, 01:45 PM #2BC-TracikInternational Adoption Over 5,000 Post- Save a life become a Bone Marrow Donor
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WOW what a huge milestone and it sounds like you had a great celebration. It is going to be so strange for you to be done with all the hoops to jump through. Congratulations on getting it all done and have fun planning your return trip... that sounds like so much fun.Wife to Tim, Mommy to 2 Guatemalan blessings
A, Home 3/02M, Home 1/04, dx w/ALL, PH+ 4/25/08, fighting cancer & he will win
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07-11-2008, 03:32 PM #3
Katya's last one is this year. Then we have yearly ones to do ourselves, until she is 18.
We're all looking forward to the day we can go back to Petropavlovsk.
07-11-2008, 04:16 PM #4foelschgRegistered Userhas no status.
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Congratulations! That is a big deal...isn't it amazing how fast the time goes by?Gail, Mom to:
Eric DOB April, 1996
Maia DOB Oct, 2000. Home from Guatemala April 2001
07-12-2008, 07:38 AM #5
This is HUGE! Congrats!!!Amy, Proudest Mommy to the two greatest miracles of my life!
"We were not separated at your birth. It was the moment at which we began our journey toward each other." Nancy McGuire Roche-adoptive parent from the book "Adoption is Another Word for Love"
07-13-2008, 08:03 PM #6
very exciting milestone in adoption! this reminds me to send a friendly note to our atty to let her know Annie is still the wild child she once loved. I can't wait to hear about the trip! this makes me think back that I've been around here about 5 years....time sure flies.
melaniebio kids: abi 20 anders 19 aaron 16! wow, 2 in college!
9/4/03 home with annie from guat now 8 (home at 8mo)
12/14/07 fc adoption kendell now 6 (in arms at 4 mo)
8/4/10 fc adoption christopher now 3!(in arms 9wks)
12/22/10 fc adoption collin now 3 also (in arms 5.5 mo...K's bro)
2 chromosomal mc's in 2008
12/07 wife to my high school sweetheart FINALLY after 25 yrs!
07-13-2008, 08:59 PM #7FelizRegistered Useris one happy mommy.
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I am right behind you Lynda, our last PP is due in September and I cannot wait to be done with them.....I asked my agency and they agreed to send some nice pics from dd to the babyhouse so they can see how well she is doing....I also want to go back to Russia when dd is older.....
hugs and congratulations on the milestone
ClaudMama to Amazing "C" from Russia
6 years old
Signed up with Agency 7/04, HS Completed 11/04,
I-171H Received 12/04, Dossier to Russia 1/05
Referral 6/05, Forever Mine 10-19-05
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