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Thursday, October 12, 2006
Woo Hoo - my second blog entry, pretty soon I may need a blog of my own. Here are some random ramblings for a Thursday afternoon.

There is some activity in the Russian adoption world. A quick congratulations on the recent events Melissa and Lauren have some news and Rhonda and Brian are not Still Waiting and are in Russia picking up Bonnie & Clyde.

The news on government decree 268 and reaccrediation from our agency remains cautiously optomistic. The delegation of representatives from our agency along with other agencies and a couple of adoption organizations were in Moscow about two weeks ago and met with several ministries and officials. The reports back seem postive and all the officials appear to agree that international adoption needs to continue and are working towards making it happen. But like Steve keeps mentioning, this will happen on their timeline and there really isn't much we can do besides try and be as patient as we can and keep ourselves busy.

One of the things we did last Friday to keep busy was participate in BMW's Ultimate Drive to support the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. This is an annual event that consists of two fleets of cars that cross the country which people can test drive and BMW will donate $1 per mile driven. It's a nice opportunity to test out their cars without that lovely car salesperson along and contribute to a good cause. The route this year at our dealership was about 16 miles long and we took four drives between us so "contributed" about $64 and we got to have fun for a morning. Not much considering the participants in the event drive about 1 million miles a year and the event has been running for 10 years.

Hopefully soon we'll have some more exciting news otherwise I may have to resort to Chianti (aka Operation Pooh Supervisor) stories.
posted by yorkiemom @ 1:30 PM  
  • At 5:52 PM, Blogger mother said…

    It sounds like things are moving along for some of your friends and I hope you have some more good news soon. It is hard to make anyone or anything move faster than they want to, so it is good you are patient.
    Your test drive sounds fun. Are you going to get a new car? Oh yes how is Chianti? What does he think about your soon to be new addition?
    Take care, Love, Mother

  • At 6:03 PM, Blogger MMrussianadoption said…

    thanks for the plug. I hope things move swiftly for you.

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