Monday, August 30, 2010

We are there!

So we made it to kiev allright, all the flights went perfect connections and layovers were great and meals on the plane were very good. Lufthansa was a great airline and they took very good care of us. We arrived at 2:30 Kiev time and were meeted at the airport by Nico who was very nice and he took us to exchange money, get some water and brought us our apartment. From there we crashed so that we would not be tired for our appt this morning. At the appt we found out that Alyssa was abandoned at birth and parental rights were sighned away then. Sad to think that anyone could just walk away from their child. We got a few pictures of her, one baby picture one from about a year ago and one from April this year. Serge our representative tried very hard for them to give us both referrals at once but they would not do it. So we wait for our documents tomorrow between 4-5pm and then it sounds like we head after that to the orphanage. We will be able to meet both children but then after we fill out the paperwork for her we will have to come back to Kiev to get the second referral, so that should delay us only about 2 days.


  1. The apartment pictures bring back such memories!!!
    So sorry that you could not get both referrals together. Praying you get the second referral Wednesday and are able to head out to see the kids!!

  2. Wow! I feel like I'm taking a trip down memory lane! :) So glad you got there safe and sound. Sorry they didn't give you both referrals together, but we'll be praying that you'll be able to get the second referral quickly! ((hugs))