Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Kharkov Ukraine Day Six: Agreements for Adoption

James is at the keyboard for today's post.

Yesterday, Tatyana told us to be ready by 9:30 AM for a potential meeting with the District Administrator in the town where M, K, and R live. He said that he wanted to meet us since we were adopting children from his district. We were more than happy to oblige so we awoke bright and early to make sure that we were ready. Turns out that he was called to a meeting with the Regional Governor on short notice. Unfortunately, lines got crossed and we did not get the message until we arrived at his office. So, we enjoyed an extra drive through the Ukrainian countryside.

The Ukrainian flag has a direct connection to the landscape of Ukraine. The gold on the bottom represents the wheat fields and the blue represents the sky. Over the past week as we have been driving around near Kharkov, I have seen just how accurate a representation it really is. Today, I asked our driver to stop for a minute and I grabbed this snapshot of the Ukrainian flag.

There is genuine beauty in this country.

Today, we also received some outstanding news! K and R have signed their official adoption agreements. Most surprising of all is that R was the first one to sign! We are very excited and look forward to working through the rest of the process. M still wants some more time to think it over and we are happy to give him some time. This is a big decision in their life but we are very happy that K and R want to be in our family. All three need to agree for the adoption to take place. We feel very blessed with today's news and pray that M will agree to join our family as well.


  1. I hope and pray everything goes well for you. Loretta

    1. Thank you Loretta! We really appreciate your prayers!

  2. Awesome! Praying this all works out for you!