Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Adoption Banned!

"Russian President Vladimir Putin just signed a cruel and spiteful law that will bar Americans from adopting Russian children. The new law will wreck the lives of the 46 children whose American adoptions were already under way, hundreds of other American families who had launched the adoption process, and the lives of countless children to come who will now live out their childhoods in Russian orphanages. Americans adopt nearly a thousand Russian children every year."  (Read more here.)

Chances are, you've heard about this story in the news.

I've had many people ask how this new law affects us.

Here is the answer:


Ukraine isn't affected by this law that's been recently instigated by it's neighboring country of Russia at all.  We will still be flying to Ukraine next week and will move forward with our adoption as planned.

We leave for Ukraine in 10 days!  We still have $19,484.92 left to raise.  I can hardly believe how much success we've experienced in such a short period of time!  However, we still have a ways to go and a short period of time to get there!  Your generosity and help in getting Albina, Alina & Maks home is hugely appreciated!


  1. When I first read this in the news my heart dropped. Then I immediately started researching this on my own. (It was late at night and I didn't want to bother you) So relieved!! I feel so bad for all the people who are trying to adopt and for the children that had it taken away from them. I hope this ban won't last long. I had a friend years back who had this happen to them when they were trying to adopt from a different country, so devastating!! You are blessed!! So happy for you guys...

    1. I agree Tamari! I would be incredibly devastated if we were suddenly stopped right in our tracks to adopt. I really feel for the orphans and adoptive families. It is a very sad thing!