Wednesday, February 13, 2008

We Have A Referral!

We have a referral for a boy born Dec 05. He is about 300 km away from Kyiv. His mental abilities are fine. He is one of the smartest kids there and is well liked. He has "contractor of the left knee" and isn't able to stand on it. Our Dr Yuri said we should accept this referral and he will discuss this with an orthopedic doctor friend. His file was only shown beginning yesterday. He has no other medical problems.

Dima is taking us out to purchase some souvenirs. We found Status near Independent Square and ate at a restaurant across the steet down in the lower level or like down into the basement.

I hope to post or reply to emails from anyone that wants some feedback on the SDA appointment. There were not too many good files available today. In fact this was the only file that didn't have serious mental issues or FAS.

Dr. Yuri was worth the $50 consultation fee. He was kind enough to come to our apartmentat 4pm. He is a kind and soft-spoken man.

The churches here are incredibly beautiful. I am in awe of the history of this place and that come only from viewing the architectural beauty. I wish I could spend more time just studying the architecture.

Will try to post again tonight or tomorrow morning. My brain has been scrambled since we arrived.



adoptedthree said...

Sounds like a precious little boy! Have fun and take lots of pictures!!

Julie said...

That is great news! One question - when you said that Dr. Yuri suggested that you accept this referral, does that mean you were able to contact him during your appointment for advice? How did that work exactly? You can email me if you
So happy for you and can't wait to hear about the little boy!

Ruslan and Inna said...

Congratulations on the referral! We'll pray for everything to work out. I too have a question about you being able to talk to Dr Yuri. I will e-mail you.

Ruslan and Inna said...

I can't find your e-mail on the blog. Can you please e-mail us as well?

Dave said...

Congratulations! Look forward to hearing how your first meeting with this precious boy goes.

rachel said...

congratulations, what wonderful news!
please keep us posted on your meeting with your new little boy...your son must be so excited to be a big brother!
if it's not too much trouble, could i be included in the dr. yuri email? i would also like to know how it worked.

best regards,

Ruth said...

Congrats! I hope this little boy proves to be your "Ukranian Angel." I am amazed at how young he is! :-) So glad Dr. Yuri was such a big help.

mred said...

Hey Guys

Thanks for the heads up from Tomlinson. We are glad to hear all is going well after some problems at first. We are excited for you and wish we could see all the things you are getting to experience and share with one another. What a great experience.

Know we love you and are thinking of you. Let us know if we can do anything for you.


Tami said...

Congratulations!!! He sounds absolutely wonderful! ;) I can't wait to hear about your meeting with him!

dircksenfamily said...

Rita- we are thinking of you and wish you the best journey of your lifetime! We are back from our adoption now of 3 children from Yalta and would do it all over agin 10 fold! My oly advise is to ask your translator to provide a list of events and possible costs so that you have a guide of when money will go out. We were able to adopt 3 within 20,000 but walked alot and grociery shopped. The events will sometimes go like lightening and other times slow so the events will help gauge time and cost. God Bless,
Bob and Michelle Dircksen (OH)

Christine said...

How exciting! I can't wait to read more!