Wednesday, October 8, 2008


It has been a year long adventure full of ups and downs. But we are ending it on a perfect high by closing the chapter of searching for our son. And therefore will be ending this blog. Thank you so very much for all of your prayers and support; we could not have succeeding in bringing our son home without you. For other PAPs here are a few stats:

Mode: independent
Start to Finish: exactly one year to the day
Total cost: $27,576
Original approach: 2 brothers under the age of 5 with mild correctable ailments only
Beautiful outcome: 1 boy 4 years with a cleft palate
Adoption region: Poltova (Kremenchuk city)
10 day appeal period waived: No
Facilitator: Kostya Farkovets (Ukraine Christian Adoption) - base plan $13,100

Please email me at monica dot massie at agedwards dot com if you have any questions --- I would love to provide whatever assistance, recommendation, referrals or anything else that I can to you.

Dossier submission: May 19, 2008
SDA appt given: Jun 6, 2008
Arrived in Ukraine: Aug 20, 2008
SDA appt: Aug 21, 2008
Court date: Sept 9, 2008
Left Ukraine: Sept 11, 2008
Returned Ukraine (mom only): Sept 23, 2008
Left Ukraine with our son: Sept 30, 2008

*** let me know if there is any other info that I can give that will be helpful


MamaPoRuski said...

Thank you for sharing your journey and your family with us! God Bless!

DoveFamily said...

Thanks for letting us be a part of your journey, and congratulations to your family!


Christine said...

Congrats and goodbye! Can you please leave us with a beautiful picture of your son? Please??? :)

Christine said...

What a sweetie! Thanks Monica!

Jason & Melanie said...

Yes, thanks for sharing your experience with us and providing great info for us adoptive families! May God bless your family abundantly!

texzann said...

Thank you for your blog and info! I was wondering if you could let me know about Kostya - did that base fee include transportation and hotels, or was that just for his services? Was he with you the entire time or did he send someone else to be with you? I've read many good things about him and of course one or two not so good ones. We hope to travel in the fall of 2009.

The Flying Eagle said...

Texzann, if you email me your email address, I would be happy to address your questions.

Texzann said...

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