the wait begins

Thursday, July 10, 2008

This is me and Papa trying to get a glimpse of the Hubbard Glacier just a few days ago while in Alaska.  We never really got a good view of the glacier.  It was wet and cold the whole time we were circling the bay.  However, as soon as we left the bay, it was warm and sunny. The rest of the day was beautiful!

With the arrival of our I-171H, we were able to squeeze in our doctor's appt's, and get all of our paperwork apostilled at the secretary of state.  This all happened days before we left for Alaska! Thankfully Paul was here to help us out.  He mailed all our documents to the adoption agency, and then sent money via Western Union to our translator in Ukraine.  Thank you, Paul!  I was up all night the day before we left going over every single document, making sure we had filled out everything correctly.  

So, now we wait!  It looks as though the quota for 2008 has already been met, but Ukraine comes out about every three months with new numbers of how many dossiers may be accepted.  It makes no sense to me.  However, our caseworker told us that we can expect to travel late this winter.  That gives us plenty of time to "study" medical terminology and learn some basic Russian and Ukrainian!