Monday, November 10, 2008

Disjointed Blog

We removed a great deal of travel details from our trip to Ukraine. In summary we had three appointments, but did not find our child. We knew this might be a possibility because people talked about this happening to them. There were no administrative problems, no paperwork problems, or anything odd about our experience. Ukraine is encouraging domestic adoptions, and they have recently publicly announcing that there are very few healthy children available in the somewhat younger age ranges. We found this to be true, even though we were open to a relatively wide age range, no preferred sex, and did not expect a very healthy child. If anyone wants any details they may leave a comment and I will gladly email them directly. I personally advise those that are planning to adopt from Ukraine to educate yourself so that you know what to expect and what the outcomes may be. Nobody should adopt with their head in the sand, or think that this cannot happen to them.

We are extremely excited and optimistic about our plans to adopt from Kyrgyzstan.
We find Kyrgyzstan to be a very ethical and child-centered process. From all I learn the children are loved and cared for in the care facilities.


Tami said...

We are so excited for what Kyrgyzstan holds for you and Drew. I can't wait to follow this process and see how it all works out.

Conethia and Jim Bob said...

I am saddened that you did not find your child in Ukraine. We have yet to travel and are building anxieties reading about all the issues surrounding the process in Ukraine.

Do you mind me asking if you were not given the referrals you expected or was it an administrative issue that held you back? Again, don't answer if I seem hateful. I hope I asked my question correctly.

Anyway, best of luck with Kyrgyzstan.

Kathy and Matt said...

I'm glad to her that you're feeling so positive about the adoption process in Kyrgzstan. I don't remember, are you working with an agency or do they allow independent adoptions?

Monica said...

I'm still really hopeful about Kyrgyzstan too... it's going to all work out the way it's supposed to.

Winnie said...

Drew & Rita,

I was right on your heels in Ukraine though I was much luckier, even used your same faciltators. Makes you wonder exactly what happens there.

Anyhow what agency are you using for your Kyrgystan adoption. We are toying with the idea of another adoption but don't think we can handle the stress of another UA maybe - maybe not, we'd like a referal.
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