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Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Yep, we're back. It was just so hard to say goodbye to him. We literally could not even look at the pictures we had taken that day after we had dropped him off on our last day there. We had to just go out and take a walk and think about other things.

We were very lucky and were able to spend several hours each day (playing, taking him out for a walk, etc.). We really feel blessed, he's just so healthy and well cared for. His caregivers love him and they all do a great job. If you are early in the process and have not yet gone to see your little one(s), these orphanages are very nice, very clean, the caregivers really do love these kids and do the very best they can with the limited resources they have.

In our place they have a huge kitchen where they actually bake their own bread. And let me tell ya, each day we walked in there the smell from the kitchen was pretty inviting.

Overall we're just so happy and, of course, want to go back asap. As such we jumped on the remaining documents we need to get by getting our doctor letters done (or at least started with physicals today). And we got our clearance letters started with our police department (those should be ready to be picked up tomorrow).

Over the next few days I'll write up a few stories on some of the good (like just about everything) and the bad (well that would be Russian drivers).
posted by Steveg @ 5:23 PM  
  • At 9:27 PM, Blogger M- said…

    welcome home!

  • At 9:22 AM, Blogger Ronda said…

    Welcome back. I'm so glad to hear your journey was a positive experience. Fresh baked bread - what a treat. Both our orphanages always had the distinct smell of boiled cabbage and disinfectant. I look forward to reading your stories.

    PS If you would like to read my blog just send me an email to rthomasatexordiumgroupdotcom

  • At 12:16 PM, Blogger Tami said…

    Welcome home! It's tough leaving our little ones behind after meeting them and knowing they are the children meant for us. I hope you're able to return quickly to bring your little guy home for good!

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