Wednesday, May 13, 2009

In just a few hours from now…..

.. and we will be traveling back to the SDA to get our permission to see Jacob!!  We got there a few minutes late because the taxi was stuck in traffic.  We were wisked right in and sat down.  Serge -- Yulia's partner -- went in with us.  He talked very friendly with all the social workers there who happened to be women.  We sat down in a little office on a sofa.  Our social worker and Serge talked back and forth for a bit and then they opened the file and this is the first picture I saw ---

 

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Our little boy just after he was put in the orphanage by his parents.  His mother was 22 and his father was 36 and they are still alive.  How could someone give up a little guy this precious??  I just don’t get it, however I am thankful they did because we wouldn’t be getting our son if they hadn’t!!! 

Anyway, our appointment took all of 10 minutes and we were out the door again.  We go back at 5 pm today and get his official referral and permission to visit him at the orphanage.  We will be on a train tonight with Yulia and be meeting him tomorrow!  Very exciting. 

Here are Joe and I outside the SDA!

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Might be couple days to get our internet up and running when we are in region, however we will get back here asap to post pictures of our meeting with Jacob!!!  I bet you can hardly wait!  I know I can’t!!

21 comments:

Karen said...

Fantastic stuff, I can't wait, you're right!

Missy said...

How exciting!!! Thanks for keeping us updated! Glad the SDA appt. went so well - Jacob's baby picture is precious!!

Kristen said...

So very exciting!!!! Safe travels to meet Jacob!

gillian said...

The first thing I did this morning was come to your blog! WOHOO!!!

I really can't wait to see a picture of you with your little guy...I cry every time I think about it.

Side note: you and Joe look great in that picture! It's you guys, in front of the SDA!!!! AHHH!!!

Prayers!

Amy said...

HURRAY! I was praying for you guys while I was checking my email and realized... wait they've probably already had the appointment!!

LOVE that little picture of Jacob, what a sweetheart!

Much love and many prayers...

Joan Bonewitz said...

Oh my, this is so exciting for you!!! I truly can't wait to see more pictures, he is so precious.

mck said...

He's so cute! I can't wait to see him in your arms!! I hope you have a great trip to region!!

Alyssa said...

WOOT WOOT! I'm so excited!!!!!!!!!! What a beautiful little baby..I bet your heart melted when you saw him.

Amy L said...

What a sweet baby picture! Can't wait to hear all about your first meeting with Jacob!
Amy

Alicia said...

very cute, how old was he?

anyway, blessings, and have a nice trip and please dont keep us in suspense lol,

Karen said...

Yes, like Alicia said, don't keep us in suspense. I am lucky hey, we're on similar time zones so I get to hear before most others :)
How old was he when he was separated from his birth parents? Have they seen him since?

amy flege said...

you know i cant wait. i got goosebumps just thinking about it!.. wooo hoooo!! great pic of you and joe too!!!

schoolmother said...

Congratulations, what a sweet picture. You are probably on that train by now. That's an experience I've never had :)
Joy,RR

Bethany said...

Yay! He looks so different in his referral pic! Can't wait to see pics!

marlene said...

WOW!!!! It's so exciting!!!! You are so good at getting the updates online!! Love ALL your pictures - but I can't wait for pictures of Jacob with Mommy and Daddy!! :)

mck said...

Ok...praying for internet connections for you!!!

Karen said...

If only there were some news, I keep checking! lol.

Rachel said...

Congratulations on being so close to your little boy! Of course, I am posting this the day after you wrote your post, so you have probably met him by now! I cannot wait to see pictures! I am so excited for you and I will be praying!

gillian said...

me too, just checking in...trying to be patient! Prayers!

Carson's Mom said...

Can't wait to hear how it went!

Kayla

Dave Baldacchino said...

Hi Brigitte and Joe! It was great meeting you on Wednesday. We didn't take a picture in front of the back door to the SDA, although I want to walk there again and snap a photo anyway. Hope you get internet running soon. We'll find out about travel plans later today probably. Take care and good luck! We'll be in touch.