We arrived here after a 6 1/2 hour train ride to Kharkiv and a very fast 1 hour ride in a car. We had two lawyers, Greg, Leah, Garrett, driver, and luggage all crammed into a compact sized car! We are renting a room at a woman's house. We have a driver who picks us up and takes us to the orphanage each day, twice a day from 10-12 and 4-6 and then brings us home.
These are our two new daughters!
During our visits we play outside on the playground, paint nails, color, play Frisbee, go for walks to the nearby pond to catch frogs, and have lots of snacks. They love juice, yogurt, and bananas. They probably don't get them at the orphanage.
Our lawyer left today and we are left here in a village where nobody understands us and we certainly don't understand them! We will go to court on August 27 or possibly a couple of days earlier. Then we stay here and continue visits for another ten days during a mandatory waiting period. So, 19 more days! Of course, nothing is final until court... we have to request separation from other three siblings. I know it is sad, but they have already been separated for two years. It will be OK. There is always the chance it will be denied because of the siblings, so please keep us in your prayers.
I know this is long-we have no Internet and had to call Daniel and tell him what to type. So, bye for now! Love you all, Greg, Leah, Garrett, Karina, and Cassidy