Our Reunion

We’re Here – Part II

We made it! It was an amazing flight over, in fact our flight actually got us in early. We were suppose to in at 10:10 am instead we landed before 9:30 am.


Since the apartment was not available for us to check in until 2 pm we asked the Team here before we even arrived if we could see Dagny. So, we headed straight over to the orphanage to see Little Miss D. She was finishing up her lunch and while we waited for her, Craig and I were amazed at how fast time has come and we were sitting on the same blue sofa. V, our driver, told us that this would be a good time to take Dagny to get her photo’s done for both the passport and visas. So, the time came and Dagny came into the room. She is just as beautiful as I remembered. She looked at us with a puzzled look, like I know you from some place. I think what finally triggered it for her was the stacking cups (we got her another set, the other set we left for the orphanage). She definitely made the association with us. It was so great to see that connection made in her little head. We reconnected with her for a short time and then I got her dressed up to go get her photo’s taken. They came out so cute, but how could they not when she is so absolutely adorable. :-) Afterward, we dropped her off and we headed to our apartment.

Tomorrow, Craig and I are going to rest up and finish unpacking and on Monday we have our court session at 10:00am.

We Got Our Date!


Barbara and I can now officially say that our court date has been set for the first of December. We’re so very excited and are working diligently getting all of our things together for our trip to Moscow!

Dagny… We’ll soon be together again, this time forever.

Mom and Dad love you very much.

Dagny & her Daddy

Here is a little video I put together of my two loves. I am one lucky lady.


I love you both so much!

Please sign on the dotted line…

In my last adoption story post I talked about the home study process and all of the steps that went into it. Now I wanted to talk a little bit about the final stages that Barbara and I took to finish everything that was required on our end to submit our dossier to the Russian Government.

dos⋅si⋅er [dos-ee-ey, -ee-er, daw-see-ey, -see-er; Fr. daw-syey].
A collection or file of documents on the same subject, esp. a complete file containing detailed information about a person or topic.

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