Day 7 – SDA Appointment #2

We had a very productive morning of school today and seem to be getting into a good groove.  Our SDA appointment was at 2:00 and went extremely smoothly.  We brought along our photo book of Ilya and hoped to have the opportunity to share it.  As soon as the SDA worker realized I had it, she asked if it would be alright to see it.  Of course I happily agreed!  She looked through the whole book and smiled and commented to our attorney.  She noticed that we had celebrated Ilya’s birthday when he was with us and we were able to share with her that it was a very special time for Ilya and our whole family.  It was truly a blessing to be able to share those photos with her.  I believe there was no doubt in her mind that Ilya belongs in our family!

We had dinner tonight at the cafeteria place for the second time.  Very good, family-style, authentic Ukrainian food.  We all knew what we wanted to eat tonight before going which made going through the line much easier and faster!

Tomorrow in the late afternoon, we will receive the official referral from the SDA which gives us permission to visit Ilya at the orphanage.  There will be one more stop after that at the juvenile office.  So we are expecting that we will get to see Ilya on Friday!

Thank you again for all the prayers!  Things are going so smoothly.


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. The McEacherns
    Apr 06, 2011 @ 16:32:14

    Glad it went well!


  2. Sharon
    Apr 06, 2011 @ 23:14:21

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all! What an adventure God planned for you! You are very blessed to have a new son and he is blessed to have all of you! Enjoy your trip! We send our love!


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