So as of now we are approved to be adoptive parents! We are working with Ukraine to find an appropriate time to and way to let Vitalik know that we are adopting him. We have not made a decision yet as to whether or not we are also planning on adopting a second child but at least the possibility is open to us now.
We are still going to have to re-acquire some of our documentation, mainly our marriage license and physicals, but overall this is a small step. We are thankful for each and every step forward!
Our Funding Update: So far we have raised a total of $17,823 and we have already spent $8568.02 on fees and documents. In the next few weeks we will have to spend almost $6,000 on more fees and documents. We want to continue to be transparent with the expenses. We have a fund-raiser for a swing dancing class on Feb 17th here in Italy and an on-line auction site on FaceBook, the page is Bring Vitali Home. Check out this FaceBook page for opportunities to auction and to purchase items being auctioned.
Thank you for your support and prayers. Your prayers are greatly appreciated and are being answered.