We were picked up a little before 9am so we could be at the passport office at 9 when it opened. We waited about 10 minutes and were issued Dariya's passport. We then drove around the corner to the orphanage to celebrate and get our little girl.
We were greeted by Tamara and Oksana, our two favorite caregivers. We were thankful they were working today. They allowed us to take pictures of the whole groupa area and of all the kids. One little sweetie you will see me holding in the video will be listed on RR shortly.
We took bubbles, candy, fruit and cookies for the kids and chocolates, tea and champagne for the caregivers.
Our sweet friend, Victoria translated a thank you card for the caregivers and for Sasha (Dariya's birth father).
We stayed and played with the kids and visited with Sasha for an hour then we gave our final hugs, kisses and tearful goodbyes and made the drive to Kiev.
Dariya did really well in the car for the first 1 1/2 hours then as it was getting close to nap time she just wanted to lay down but she couldn't. She fussed a little then would be fine. We made it to Kiev around 2:30. We are in the same apartement we had when we first arrived. We then tried to get her down for a nap. Haha, she was too excited and had caught her second wind. So we opted to head out and walk around.
We were blessed to be able to have an early dinner with Jill and Jonathan tonight. We got home and Skyped with Alayna and Grandma (Aidan was playing with a friend). The girls were throwing each other kisses SO CUTE!
As we guessed Dariya LOVES the water so bath time was a blast then she was OUT for the night!
We are very thankful for the continued prayers on our journey. Please pray for our smooth ending at the embassy on Monday and Tuesday and for our safe travels (and good napping for Dariya) on the flight home.
NOW here is what you came for so enjoy! One less orphan in the world tonight.....