Thursday, July 7, 2011

Bringing Dariya home: Pre Gotcha day visit

Dariya was very snuggly today, wanting to spend most of the first hour in my lap.  She has not wanted to go back to the groupa lately and has cried saying, "mama", tomorrow sweet girl, tomorrow we pray!

As it wasn't raining we took her outside for the rest of our time.   We were able to see a couple other RR cuties but couldn't get pictures.

We are 99% sure that Dariya's passport will be back on Friday afternoon.  The plan is for us to have our regular 10am - noon visit Friday morning then be picked up by Nico around 2pm Friday afternoon and go get her passport then go to the orphanage and break our girl out of there after her nap!!

After 4 weeks of being in country we are ready to break our girl out of there and bring her home.

We will go directly to Kiev for the weekend, have our embassy appointments Monday and Tuesday (already have the appointments booked) and fly out Wednesday morning (still haven't bought the tickets yet so not sure what time we will be home.)  We are looking for someone to take pictures and video at the airport for us, if you are interested please email me.

I will post a little post after our morning visit tomorrow to let you know for sure if it is Gotcha day, then you will have to be patient and wait a bit on the Gotcha day video.


Dariya and Sasha, her birth father

Chasing bubbles...

Patty cake

Giggles with daddy, of course

6 comments:

stephanie said...

Sounds like a plan!

I am so happy that you will be staying in touch with Sasha. This must be so hard for him. I mean it's what he wants for Dariya , but that means saying good bye forever. it's just so sad.he is very blessed that you both have agreed to leave the contact open.

Erin said...

Yay, it's getting so close! So excited for you guys!

Renee said...

Four weeks...wow, it IS time for you to come home... I can't wait for Gotcha Day, so very happy for you friend...

Tim said...

We would love to be there to welcome you home... and have cameras....


Millers

Sarah Marie said...

I sent you an email... Hurry home1

Jane@flightplatformliving said...

so happy for you all. cant wait for gotcha day! the picture of Dariya with Sasha made me tear up! she is such an adorable little cutie pie xxx