Today, in a courtroom in Romaniv, Ukraine, Vladik was legally declared to be our son. We are officially a family of seven!
Ours was the first international adoption in the town of Romaniv and we are praying it helps to pave the way for many more to come after us. The court went well and although it was a long, serious affair, there was nothing scary or tense about it. All the parties represented agreed that our family adopting Vladik was in his best interest. The representative from the orphanage said “You can see they love him like parents. It’s almost like he’s already a part of their family!”
Ain’t that the truth.
Remember when I wrote this post about Vladik being found by a super lucky family? So yeah, the secret’s out: we are that most lucky family. It was KILLING us to keep the secret for all those months. Whew! I’m so glad we can now share our joy with the world.
The story of how we came to adopt Vladik is wonderful and beautiful, and tomorrow I’ll begin to share it all with you.
Now we have a 10-day wait (Ukrainian law), and then we will be able to take Vladik out of the orphanage FOREVER.
The first of our Boys, redeemed.
Once he was abandoned, but today he is a beloved son, brother, grandson, nephew, and cousin.
Our hearts are full and we pray many families will come after us. Our Boys are absolutely treasures. How blessed are we that God gave one of those precious treasures to us for our very own?? We are the luckiest.
Praise God. He sets the lonely in families!!!!