Friday, March 22, 2013

Introducing...

Ruslana Claire Jackson

Our star performer: 

Cuddle Bug: 
Hide-n-Seek Queen: 
Lover of Chocolate and Fun: 

Darling Daughter:
Card Shark:
Nature Lover: 
Dancing Queen:


Officially OURS!


With our 10-day waiting period over as of yesterday, we are now the official parents of our wonderful new daughter, Ruslana.  We are so blessed and proud to call her ours.  We love her so much!

Thank you to everyone who has supported us throughout this journey.  We couldn't have done it without you.  After several days back home in the US, we are back in Ukraine to get her passport, visa, wrap things up at the embassy, and bring our girl home in (hopefully) a week and a half. Stay tuned!

22 comments:

  1. Oh my GOODNESS! She is adorable and just completely precious! So fun to get to see her, hear her cute little voice, and see her personality! It looks like your lives - and her life - are going to be full of lots of love and laughter!

    Prayers continue!

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    2. Thank you for your kind comment. She is full of life and fun and adds so much to our lives. We can't wait to take her home with us!

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  2. How awesome ! Praise God! So fun to read all about your journey and see God's faithfulness

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    1. So glad you are enjoying following our journey. I miss seeing you every week!

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  3. We are so happy for you guys!!! We have been following your blog since we started our Ukrainian adoption process (after having been in the middle of the Russian process) and are just so thrilled for your beautiful blessing! Praising God for His goodness to you and that Ruslana was not left an orphan!

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    1. Thank you! Let me know if you have any questions about the process. If you don't have a child picked out, there are several kids from Ruslana's orphanage that are available for hosting this summer / eligible for international adoption. Let me know if you'd like information on them--they are wonderful kids!!

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  4. She is beautiful!! The Gall family can't wait to meet her. :)

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    1. Me and Ruslana can't wait to meet you guys too!

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  5. YEA!!! Congratulations to you all. Have a awesome first week and safe travels :)

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  6. Can't wait to meet Ruslana! She is adorable! And the 3 of you look so happy together!

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    1. Thank you! We can't wait to introduce her to the Reed clan!

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  7. What an amazing family! I love seeing Mark interact with Ruslana. My heart is completely melted. God is good, good, good, good!
    -Kim Pellet

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    1. Yes, God is very very good! We're looking forward to you guys meeting her!

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  8. Ruslana is so beautiful!!!! I am totally crying looking all the pics and videos! So happy for all of you! Adoption is such a beautiful thing:)

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  9. Aww. Just started reading your blog a while back. Congrats! She is a doll! No really, she is the sweetest thing I have seen in a long time! Congrats to the WHOLE family!!

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    1. Thanks so much! We think she's pretty cute too! :)

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  10. She is absolutely adorable! The three (almost four.... :-)) of you make a beautiful family! I can't wait to meet her and give her a huge hug. XOXOXOXOXOXOXO

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    1. Thank you! She can't wait to meet you guys too! She'll have so much fun playing with the boys.

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  11. I have been following your journey! So happy to see your beautiful girl! I know how excited you must be because I remember that feeling when we got our two Ukies two and a half years ago. Reading your blog makes me want to go back for another one!! Have a safe trip home, and enjoy the journey to come!
    Sheila Fellers

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