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Monday, August 29, 2011


The I600A form came in the mail on Saturday. Now we are waiting for the certified copies of the twins' Ukrainian birth certificates to arrive from Ukraine. Once they arrive, we will notarize all the dossier documents, apostille them, mail them to Sveta and she will translate them and present them to the judge in Nizhny Novgorod. Then the judge will give us a court date. Progress!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Some news

Tyler spoke with Victoria from AAC yesterday and she said that Sveta called Calvin's orphanage a few weeks ago and they said that Calvin is doing okay health wise. I wish I knew more than that - but it's nice to hear SOMETHING!

We still haven't received our form back from the USCIS, so Victoria asked us to contact them because it may have been lost in the mail. Olga was able to get the birth certificates for Keith & Iryna in Ukraine and has already put them in the mail to us. Once those arrive and we get the form from USCIS, we will notarize and apostille all the documents and then - the moment we've been waiting for - we will mail them to Sveta to be translated by her and submitted to the judge. Can't wait to find out when we get to bring home Calvin & Silas! I miss them so much and feel like they must have forgotten us since it's been so long since our first trip. :(

Monday, August 1, 2011

It's August

It's August. *sigh* It's August and we didn't have all our documents for our dossier in July (we're still waiting on several of them), so they haven't been mailed/translated/shown to the judge in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. It's August and that is the holiday month for government officials in Russia. It's August, so I won't get to find out when we're going back to Russia for our court date until at least September. It's one more month that my boys aren't here with me. It's August. Blah.


Dear Kelly,

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Have a great day! Love, Jill