Saturday, December 18, 2010

Home Study Off to Ukraine

We sent our home study and power of attorneys off to Kostya in Ukraine this week. We also sent in our home study to complete our I-600A here in the states. This means we have moved from one waiting game to the next! Kostya should receive our home study around Christmas day. He will then translate it within 10 working days and submit it to the SDA in Ukriane and they will give him our dossier date. That will be when we send everything else over to him. We also sent him our power of attorneys which means in Ukraine he is now US! Crazy! He is acting in our favor for everything that has to be taken care of for us there. All of this said.. We are 1 step closer! YAY

Thursday, December 9, 2010


We have gotten to virtually meet our translator from Ukriane. His name is Nikitin Kostyantyn aka Kostya! He will be the person who guides us through everything we do in Ukriane. We sign over all our rights to him and he does his thing! He will translate all of our paperwork before we ever set foot in Ukraine. He will be with us as we pick out our child and when we meet them! I have a feeling his name will never leave our hearts. All the books and stories I have read and heard have talked about the special place translators become in the story of adoption. I cannot wait to meet him in person. He will begin translating our home study hopefully next week! YAY!


Hello Friends,

It's been a while since I posted last. Not much has changed! We have been in a major waiting game thanks to our home study agency. They seem to take their time on just about everything they do. Let's just say we have been well introduced to the world of adoption through Lifeline!! We are hoping to have our home study in hand by next week. This will allow us to go ahead and get it translated and sent to get us a dossier submission date. We will get the home study apostilled as soon as we get it from Lifeline and then we will send it to our translator, Kostya. He will translate it within 10 days and submit it in Ukraine to get our dossier submission date in Ukraine. We are basically turning over one waiting stone to begin another. This is just another step we have to take to bring our forever family home from Ukraine.