This afternoon we got a call from our family coordinator from our adoption agency! Not only is she our family coordinator, but she's also the program director for Ukraine. So, needless to say, we're very happy with that connection! We spent about 40 minutes on the phone getting info about the upcoming process and getting some of our basic questions answered. Let me tell you...this lady is SHARP! That call made it just a bit more exciting because it's another step in the process. Things like that just seem to make it all feel more real...kind of puts some meat on the bones, if you know what I mean.
So, tomorrow we will be contacting our family coordinator to choose our representative that we'll work with in Ukraine. I guess that's when the official "paperwork pregnancy" begins! All that official paperwork we'll start gathering is called a dossier and it's our official presentation of our family to the Ukrainian government (hey, paper can only reveal so much...if they only knew just how jacked up the Hollands are!) Once all that is squared away and certified by the state, it's sent on to the Ukrainian government to be translated. Apparently once it's translated and on file with the government over there, it could be all done in 6 months (although our coordinator thought that might be a generous time frame). Whatever the case, we'll keep praying for just the right time and just the right child.
So, with all that said, thanks for continuing to check back and remembering us in your prayers! I'll keep posting stuff when something new/exciting happens for us in the process.
One last piece...over on the links part I've put a link to our adoption agency (at least I'll try so if it's not there...ignore this last part!). There's some info on Ukraine there if you're interested. Later!