My Sweet Girl!

I just now realized that with all the craziness after Hope’s court I totally forgot to post her sweet face for all of you!!  I’m still having people ask where we’re at in the process and if we already have custody of the children, etc.  I think I am keeping ya’ll up to date but I do realize it can get confusing and sometimes people just miss updates.  So here is a quick rundown of where we are at before we get to the fun stuff…

We have already had court for both children.  We are currently in Jacob’s region now collecting all his paperwork before we can take him out of the orphanage forever.  We are hoping for Gotcha Day on Monday the 14th.  That same night we will take the train to Hope’s region and start her paperwork, hoping for a Gotcha Day of Wednesday the 16th.  After we have both kiddos we will hop an express train to Kiev and do their medicals and get their visas and all the paperwork for the U.S. finished so they can immigrate.  Praying for a safe landing in the good ole’ US of A that same weekend.  Hope will need a few days in the hospital for observation before we can make the drive home.

So that is where we are at!  And now I would love to introduce you to our gorgeous new daughter, Zhanna Hope.  I think you will see what a beautiful blessing and joy she is for our family…

First meeting…

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Learning to be held…

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And loved…

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Enjoying her time eating with Mommy…IMG_0671

She is definitely turning into a Daddy’s girl…

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Sitting up! Big girl!  Way to go!!  This isn’t easy for her, but she is so strong and brave…

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She has the most infectious laugh…

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Learning all about this big new world.  She loves every bit of it…

IMG_0970And we love every bit of her.  Can’t wait to bust you out sweet girl!  Before you know it we will never have to say goodbye again.  Hang in there, we are coming for you!

Comments

  1. So happy to see progress being made. Prayers coming your way.

  2. Amazing!

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