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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Change of Plans

Love this song!  We will be bringing Inna home soon!!!

But, there has been a change of plans.  Todd and I will be leaving Ukraine and heading to America for the 10 day waiting period.  Early this morning we found out that our region does not allow for a one day passport, and there is a possibility it could take up to 7 days.  With the way our 10 day wait falls, and with the birth certificate office not working on Mondays, plus with the time we’ve already spent here, we have made the decision to fly home.  It could easily be another 15 days after the 10 day wait that we will be here.  We have been toying with the idea for some time now, but after we called our translator, she thought it would be best for us emotionally as well.

Obviously, the hardest part is going to be leaving Inna.  We will miss her very much and saying goodbye to her at the orphanage today was not easy!!  Her favorite caregiver was there and she assured us Inna would be in good hands and that she will tell her we would be back.  I can’t imagine how my next week and a half will be without her.

Please pray for Inna and that her caregivers continue to tell her how much we love her and miss her…we can’t wait to see her on May 30!!
One of my favorite pics of our little girl:)


  1. Praying for all of you! Once you get some rest at home, Faith and I would love to come over and visit. Just let me know when you feel up to it. Hugs!

  2. Oh wow! How tough! We are praying for you all a ton!

  3. I know that was a difficult decision, but you will get re-charged when you get home and you will have a chance to get things prepared. Praying for you all.

  4. Surely the time will go by quickly and then you have the rest of your lives to be together as a family! So flippin' excited for all of you!

  5. How exciting knowing that it will all be done soon! I am sure being home to "prepare" for her will help with the nerves. Let me know if you need anything.