Many of the caretakers cried when Dennis left. If I were them, I would still be wondering how he is doing. We would love to give them that piece of mind... and hopefully we can send updates of other children adopted from the same orphanage.
I also think Alexsey would love to meet some of his siblings--- and play with them too! I can imagine playing outside with all three of them pushing Dennis and Alexsey in strollers!
We would like to take Julia with us to so that she can see what kind of environment her sisters lived in. I think it will bring her relationship with her sisters full circle as she gets a sense of just how blessed she is to have a family. Besides, she is very responsible, and has a strong desire to go------ so much that she is going to try to raise her own money for her passport and airline ticket.
This is where she can use some help! She is going to try to raise the money by crocheting bibs and scarfs. All donations will go towards the cost of her trip, so please feel free to start placing orders! These bibs would make great baby shower gifts if you don't have a child that wears bibs.
Please leave a comment or email me if you would like a bib or scarf.
P.S. I am sure many of you are wondering why Rachel isn't going since she was born in Ukraine. Well, this summer she is going to go and stay with her great Aunt Tanya for a few weeks to help care for her after she has her hand surgery. She chose this over Ukraine for similar reasons that Julia chose Ukraine. Rachel is our newest daughter and has not had the opportunity to get to spend time with this wonderful Aunt so she is excited that now she will get her chance!
The other kids are not going because they either didn't want to miss school, shouldn't miss school, didn't feel as passionate about going, or we just don't feel like it is the right time for them to go. Admittedly, one or two are a little jealous, but they also think that Julia riding an airplane and seeing what an orphanage is like will be a good thing for her so they are okay with it.