March 24, 2012
Part of our Dream is Over
I won't post all the details publicly as somethings are quite sensitive in the adoption process, but I will do my best to give the main details of our devastating news.
When we returned from our first trip to meet the twins we were in love! They were happy, easy to amuse children who we felt would fit right in with our family.
I was a bit concerned that they started being heavily advertised, more than usual, and put on to a list called the "Train of Hope", which until last week we had no idea what that really meant. A group of families from around Russia signed up for this "train of Hope" and travelled to Vladivostok this week to meet children who were put onto that list. 'Our' boys have now been adopted by a family who participated in this.
I am happy for kids that now have found their families of course, but I am devastated that out of all the orphans in Vladivostok, why did the boys have to be put on to a list when we had signed to adopt them.
Our kids are very sad, lots of tears.
So where to from here:
We will have to now wait for a new referral, hopefully it won't be too long.
When we started this process it was two trips to Russia, now because of this we are looking at four trips total. I do hate the feeling of starting again.
Thanks for all the love that has been poured out for our family so far, it has helped us a lot.