Friday, August 19, 2005

Back to the USSR

It's finally happened.

We have our referral.

After what has seemed like an eternity, closer to 15 months if you want to be specific, we have information on our soon-to-be-adopted daughter.

Name: Ekaterina
DOB: 10/04
Parent's health: good
Distinguishing features: very, very blond hair

That's about all we know at the moment. We leave for Russia next Saturday for the first trip. Right now we don't have a picture, which is a bummer, but it also makes it even more exciting as we'll truly be seeing her for the first time when we visit the orphanage. We had asked, if it was possible, to adopt a child from the same orphange that our son was from, but no dice. If this orphanage was anything like Ben's orphanage, they'll have taken amazing care of her thus far, as much as their meager resources will allow.

I'm still somewhat overwhelmed at the prospect of having two kids, as I still don't feel like I have a handle on being a parent of one child. My only consolation as I know that the overwhelmedness of the prospect of having 2 kids is nothing compared to how overwhelmed I'll be once I actually have two kids. Regardless of how I feel, the gears are moving, so I best get over whatever problems I have in the next 8 weeks or so. I am looking forward to the flights to and from Russia for this first trip. 14 hours straight of Advance Wars and Nintendogs. How cool is that!


Scary said...

Wow TB, I am very excited for you.

You know what I've gone thru this week and I will keep you in my familys prayers as you travel.

I'm with ya on the whole 2 kids deal. My wife had a daughter when we got together who was 4, and here we are now as well with our first child. Starting at ground zero again!

Good luck and best wishes!

LSG said...

Congratulations! For a situation such as this one, you get the whole word.. not just an abbreviation!

Hope all goes well on your trip to Russia!

Silver said...

That's fantastic Brandon! That child is lucky to have a loving family like yours to raise them in this crazy world we live in.


k o w said...

Now with the Beatles tune firmly entrenched in my skull thanks to the title of this post I want to wish you a safe and happy trip. I don't have any kids but you can bet after Tuesday I'll have a puppy.