Aren't they beautiful?
We didn't know it when we committed to them, but all 3 have hazel eyes of identical shades to Donald or I.
Several weeks ago we thought the adoption was over.
Then we had renewed hope.
Now, it's 100% official, and for the worse. We've withdrawn from the adoption process. No if's and's or but's. It's done.
We continue to hope and pray that U.krain.e allows children under 5 to be adopted again. When that time comes, I pray that Alyona (Brigitte) and Valeriya (Virginia) have families out there who will find them.
However, our adoption journey has ended. The universe has made it abundantly clear.
Reece's Rainbow is awesome. I have nothing but positive things to say about them. They're a blessing and truly do what they do for God's most favored and forgotten children.
We had 99% of the paperwork complete. We had every dollar needed to make it happen. But the reasons went so far beyond the tangible.
My iPhoto is filled with their pictures, along with Fletcher's. A very broken piece of my heart will always be reserved for 3 HIV+ orphans across the ocean who I will never get to hold.
I'm angry and miserable, but it is what it is.