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Thursday, March 29, 2012


Tonight I received the following email!! I just did not expect this... Nor did I think this day would ever come. WAAAAA 11 days. But who is counting!

Dear families,
Please email me the full NEW name of your referral that you would like to name your child.
I need first, middle and last name please
Please email it to me asap so we can expedite submitting documents to court asap
Our facilitator is preparing petitions to court at this time for the second group
Thank you in advance

Friday, March 23, 2012

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Airplanes and Guest Houses

Last night Gabrielle and I spoke with a very nice gentleman named Rochester. His accent was as thick as it gets and we had to spell everything. But with his help Gabrielle, Frank and I are booked on a midnight plane from JFK to Istanbul.Just after Easter dinner I will leave for Scranton. Then off to JFK. Meanwhile there will be a party beginning in Istanbul that will last for over two weeks, Most of the Group two families will all be meeting in Istanbul arriving in the wee hours of the morning in Bishkek on April 10th. Most of the families are staying in a private Villa/ Guest house. Not that I am counting... But 16 days!!!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


Well!! The time has come. Late last evening I received the first of what will hopefully be a lot of good news going forward. I have travel dates! So I will be leaving the day after Easter. Travel is from April 9-26. Potentially the return date will change by a few days. I hope not though!

This morning Kolya, Mom and I took a road trip to Scranton. We met with John and Julie Wright and discussed all sorts of travel plans over a wonderful breakfast. I will try to upload photos later.

Later tonight we should have plane tickets! And I have confirmed that for trip one I will be staying with my wonderful amazing Bishkek friend Christy. Although we have never met in person I am so looking forward to spending time in Bishkek with her. Breaking out chick flicks at night and discussing Kyrgyz kids by day!!


Monday, March 19, 2012

Private Readers

Good Morning All!!
Thank you all for getting ready to join me on what will hopefully soon be the end of all I have been fighting and waiting for. The journey to bringing Krystina HOME FOREVER!!! Once Krystina is safely on U.S. soil I will reopen this blog as a public setting. But the new adoption agency has required that we sign confidentiality waivers. And we are very high profile cases. So we just do not even know who will get wind of our journey. We have been through more ridiculous acts of sabatoge then I care to elaborate on. The things that have happened can not even be made up. Just purely simply sad.
But that is the past!! And if you want to read about what we "the Kyrgyz 65" have been through over the last four years feel free to pull up a chair and settle down with the last 4 years worth of posts. Now we look forward to bringing home as many of the Kyrgyz 65 as we possibly get home.
According to all we know, I should have travel dates today!!! I am expecting sometime in mid April to be heading across the pond. Then sometime in late May for a final adoption trip! Fingers crossed! Toes crossed! Hope, Pray, and all the good thoughts in the world.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Photo A Day (cheating a bit)

Ok... I am cheating a little as this was not taken today. But this photo is Kolya and I in Harrisburg hopefully for the last time. (well at least for Krystina's adoption). Photo by mom taken Feb. 6, 2012. Dossier sent to Kyrgyzstan February 28,2012!!!!