This very nice woman at the Committee who conducted our interview.
This worker was very gracious and the appointment went very well. She told us a bit of information about little Stanislav. We learned that he has had an oval window in his heart, whether he still does, we don't know. That was at birth but if I am correct that is common to have at birth. I am thinking that is the same as a PDA. I will research when I am finished blogging.
We believe he was born in Zaporoyzsche, the same region that we are going to. This would make everything much easier. He was placed at 2 months.
It was funny when this sweet young worker said, "everyone is worried when they come to us but we are very nice. They don't need to be worried."
Our facilitator was also told that there are a lot of kids with Down syndrome and to keep bringing people for them. She said they have plenty for everyone.
On the way to the appointment we realized that somebody (not me) forgot their passport back at the house. That was a worry, but our dear hostesses daughter "metro"ed it in to us in lightening speed. Thank you Marishka!
We will get Stas' baby picture when we return with the court decree. We can exchange a recent picture with them for his baby picture. It is very cute--bare with his diaper half on.
Today after touring around Kiev by foot a bit, we met up at the TGIFridays with a bunch of other Reece's Rainbow families and another family who is going for a blind referral (the Doves). Let's see, we met the Reeds, Loraines, Urbans, another MN family, and another I believe that I am drawing a blank on.
I am the mom of 8...it just happened! When we felt as though our plate was full, God dished us up some dessert. You know...there is ALWAYS room for dessert....right? Along came Ricky, and nearly 4 years later Stas. I LOVE Down syndrome. If people knew what our family experiences with our kids with DS, they would envy us :-) Not bragging, just saying.