We are still waiting to hear when we will be able to travel. We should find out within the next week.

There is another family adopting from Vika’s orphanage whose dossier was submitted one week ahead of ours. Just yesterday they were given a travel date of October 12. So it is quite likely that ours will be around October 19, although it often seems that there is no rhyme or reason to the way the dates are assigned. . . ours may be much later than that or even earlier.

In the meantime, we have been given the wonderful gift of VIDEOS of Vika from the winter and spring. God has blessed me with a special new friend who lived in Vika’s city all of last year and visited her orphanage almost every day to play with the children. She has been able to provide videos, pictures, and lots of information on her personality and diet and routine. This is an incredible blessing to us and almost unheard of in the international adoption community. We are so thankful for this lady and the gift she has given us!!

The videos have been posted on Facebook so if you’d like to check them out, feel free to send me a friend request.