Monday, February 9, 2009


Aleksey, age 2 and half... and his brother Vladimir, age 18 months.

I know, wow that was fast. You have no idea.

As seen in previous posts, our paperwork was just sent to Russia on January 21st. The general timeline we were given was 2-7 months. Thursday, February 5th, we got an email saying that our dossier had been assigned to a region, and this region often sends referral info prior to the first trip. We sat in bed that night talking about what the day would be like to finally see our children.

The next morning, I emailed our coordinator, telling her of our excitement, and inquired about the time frame for this particular region. Within 5 minutes, I had an email stating that a referral was ready, pictures were available, and I should call to get the info. I'll save my emotional response for another post.

So here is the skinny...Aleksey, who we will call Samuel, was born on August 22, 2006. Vladimir, who we will call Rowan, was born July 29, 2007. They are currently living in an orphanage in Siberia, near Mongolia and Khazakstan. They share the same mother, but have different fathers.

As far as timelines, we have no idea. What was supposed to take 2-7 months, took 2 weeks. We had hoped to have the boys home before Christmas, and now it looks like it might be before Halloween.

It's kind of surreal still. We've thought about what our kids would look like, and when we would finally get to see them. We've also thought a lot about the day we would finally become parents. It's been a long time coming, but so worth the wait.


Genny said...

YEAH!! YEAH!! YEAH!! I can't wait to keep seeing all the updates!!!

Courtney said...

I'm so happy that this is happening so quickly for you. Delta gives flexible tickets for adoption travel and Cincinnati Children's has a great interntaional program. I hope we have Nieman home that soon to play with them.


Anonymous said...

I have to say I teared up a bit when I saw the pictures and imagined your excitement. Yeah, motherhood has certainly turned me into an emotional weenie when it comes to children.

Danielle said...

I'm so excited for you and for your sons! May God provide an over abundance of resource for you as you prepare to bring them home.

melanie said...

Dang it, my throat is tightening, my nose is tingling, and my eyes are watering.
And I knew this information already - it wasn't like it was a surprise! It was just so beautiful to read your thoughts.
Oh, dear, there I go again, sniff.