A few people have asked me if the Russian ban on U.S. adoptions will impact our adoption. The answer is no, because we are adopting from Ukraine, not Russia. We originally planned on Russia, but felt led to change direction and go with Ukraine. How clear it is now and how gracious the Lord was to show us that! My heart does, however, break for the hundreds of thousands of Russian children who are left with very little hope and without a family to love them. Every child deserves a chance.
Also, we found out today that no travel dates are being given out between now and January 20th. Our agency suspects, however, that we will be given very short notice to travel on or shortly after the 20th. This puts us right where we thought--traveling at the end of January or beginning of February.