Legacy of an Adopted Child

"Once there were two women, who barely knew each other. One is in your heart forever, the other you'll call mother. Two different lives, shaped to make yours one. One became your guiding star, the other became your sun. The first gave you life, and the second taught you how to live it. The first gave you a need for love, and the second was there to give it. One gave you nationality, the other gave you a name. One gave you the seed of talent, the other gave you an aim. One gave you emotions, the other calmed your fears. One saw your first sweet smile, the other dried your tears. One gave you a family, it was what God intended for her to do. The other prayed for a child, and God led her straight to you. And now you ask me, through your tears, the age old question through the years. Heredity or environment....which are you a product of? Neither my darling...neither, just two different kinds of love". - Unknown

Thursday, January 3, 2008


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone! We had a wonderful holiday with our family and friends. We spent Christmas Eve with Nicole's family and Christmas day with Dennis' family. It was a quick visit, but a nice one! Then we were back up to NOVA to celebrate New Year's with friends (Cristin and Wayne). We are very excited to see what 2008 has in store for us....we know it will be a busy year, hopefully with a wonderful ending. We know it has been awhile since our last posting, but nothing much has changed. Still compiling PAPERWORK! We are in the home study portion of the process....just waiting for a date for the actual visit. We still have some forms (medical) that we are waiting on from our doctors, our criminal background checks to go through and our references to be returned. After our home study is complete (and hopefully approved) we will submit our dossier and wait for our referral! We have been getting a lot of tips from families who have adopted from Russia and are continually learning! So, we just wanted to give everyone an update and we'll let you know as things progress! We love you all and hope 2008 brings you many blessings!