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buckle your seat belts… this ride will begin in a few moments

“A ship is always safe at the shore – but that is NOT what it is built for.”  ~ Albert Einstein

So… follow-up with psychiatrist… family meeting… foreseeable pros and cons discussed… and the decision is YES!

Yes, we will open our home and our hearts to Michael… 8 years old… afraid of the dark… delightful southern draw… looking for a safe, forever home.

Michael who lives just a 6 hour car drive away from us.  No dealing with another language, no 8+ hours of flying, no bribing officials for a predictable process and no civil war.  My heart  aches for all those children in Ukraine who will likely not escape but I breathe a self-serving sigh of relief and know that our decisions were the best not only for ourselves but more importantly for Rachel.

Michael who LOVES superheros… most likely because they promise him protection.  Did I mention that he is 1/2 Hulk?


I really don’t have a whole lot of information but barring any unforeseen obstacles… which, of course, would not be anything new… more to come.  For now – we will absorb the possibilities of this new adventure.


11 responses »

  1. WE are Soooooo Excited for you.. Keeping our fingers crossed!!

  2. I’m so excited for Michael knowing what a wonderful family is awaiting his arrival. Now he is going to have love and happiness in his life and a real family.

  3. My hope, thoughts, and prayers are with you all!

  4. Karilyn Kunstbeck

    What a lucky little boy — he has won the lottery. God bless one and all!

  5. Awesome! Such happy news!

  6. What wonderful news! Soon, Michael will discover what a lucky guy he is to have landed into your loving lives! Can’t wait to hear the next installment! Fabulous, fabulous! xoxo

  7. We are so excited for you and we are sending good thoughts your way!

  8. That is so exciting and wonderful for all of you and for Michael, too. Really great news!

  9. Kathleen Harmon

    You never gave up…..I so admire you…..

  10. This is so exciting. Best of luck with the final hoops and keeping you all in my prayers.

  11. Woo hoo!


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