We were hoping to meet up with a few Reece's Rainbow Families while here in Kiev and today I got to meet two! The Fritz's were standing outside of the SDA when I went there this morning in hopes of picking up my referral early. (It wasn't ready yet). The Fritz's are adopting 4 children this time. They already have 6 adopted children at home in Minnesota!!!
We then were able to contact the McDonald's who are here to adopt TJ (Misha). We met them at a Ukranian Cafeteria that came highly recommended by Niko and his daughter. We weren't sure what the food items were so we just pointed to what we thought we might like and gave it a try. Overall, I think most of us enjoyed at least half of what we ordered so it was a fun experience.
Then we made the long hike uphill back to our apartment to wait on our next visit to the SDA to pick up the paperwork we will need to visit Nadia in her orphanage.
The plan now is to take an 11:10pm train overnight to Zaporozhye (10hr. trip) and have Marina meet us in the morning. I'm not sure if we'll go directly to the hotel or to the orphanage but either way it looks like we'll be meeting Nadia tomorrow as we had hoped!!! If you haven't already noticed, I posted a baby picture of Nadia on my sidebar that the lady at the SDA gave to me in exchange for another picture I already had of Nadia. What a little snookie she is!!!
I hope to post pictures at some point of the amazing sights we saw in Kiev with Olena yesterday. My modem is finally working but it uploads photos onto my blog VERY slowly so I'll probably wait until we're in our hotel in Zaporozhye for that post. :)
Thank you for all of your very encouraging comments! Allen and Michael have also started a blog and they'd love to hear from you as well. Theirs is called "The Brothers' Blog" and it's listed on my blog list so you'll be able to check to see if they've posted.