Today we went to the city where the girls' birth certificates were registered. If you all like thrill rides, just come on over here and ride in the back seat of our driver's car!!! Holy Cow!!! Anyway, we got the new birth certificates which have us listed as their parents and also have their new names on them! yeah!
Tomorrow, Saturday, we go and officially get the girls from the orphanage. We bought bananas, juice, and cookies for all the kids in their group for a goodbye party. Even though the girls are excited I'm sure they will be sad to leave as well. They have many good friends there and great caretakers that love them.
We have grown to love many of the children there and gotten to know them quite well. Even though we are glad to be done with this phase of the process, we are sad to be saying goodbye to some of the kids. There are a few that have really grabbed our hearts.
We have been anxiously counting down the days till we could leave this village, but today as we drove through the town I saw several faces of people we have gotten to know from shopping in their markets or going to the cafe, orphanage, etc. I realized, we will actually miss this place!
Regardless, we are GLAD to finally be leaving on Monday morning, with OUR new daughters! We will stay in Kharkiv for a couple of days taking care of the passports.
Well, got to go to bed! We will keep you posted!
Leah and Greg