The Abraham Family’s Journey to Russia to Bring Home Their Daughter

November 13, 2008

I'm leaving on a jet plane...

...and I know what day I'll be back again.

The only problem is that I don't know what day I'm leaving. Therefore, I cannot buy plane tickets yet. Do we leave on the 27th (a.k.a. Thanksgiving day) or the 29th? Oh, please let it be the 29th!

Like most regions in Russia, Kemerovo is now requiring the 8 Doctor Medical Exam. For those of you not familiar with Russian adoptions, that means we must see 8 Russian doctors who must all sign off in regards to our health. Apparently it can either be done in Moscow or in the region. There are offices in Moscow that exist specifically for this purpose: you go and see all 8 specialists in one day, you pay, then they sign the forms and you're good to go. If ours will be done in Moscow, we need to leave on the 27th. If we can have it done in the region, we'll leave on the 29th.

In any event, we are scheduled to arrive home on Dec. 10th. WoooHooo!


Janine said...

Congrats on your court date! I'm keeping my fingers crossed you will know soon all the answers and can purchase your tickets! What an exciting X-mas it will be in your home this year!!

Barb said...

Hey! We're both coming home with our daughters on the same day . . . Dec. 10th!!

Amy said...

Yipee! What's the hold up with where to get medicals? Hope you hear something today so you can book those tickets.

Craig and Phyllis said...

Hello! Followed your comments back to your blog! We will be in Moscow on the 17th-18th, then again the 9th - 12th. Don't know where we are staying there yet. We will to keep up with your blog to see if we can meet sometime!

Roger and Joanne said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog--much appreciated.
I DO hope that you receive that final piece of information to complete the puzzle. How exciting!!! You have waited a long time and I'm so happy for all of you that your time has now come. I'll look forward to reading your posts while in Russia. Good luck with that travel date!


tammy said...

kim, what agency are you with? we have to do our physicals in moscow. i also am having flight dilema over when i should schedule to leave kemerovo. it could be the 17th or the 20th? i'm trying to get an opinion from our agency on the liklihood of leaving on the 17th. if we stay until the 20th...what the heck is their to do in kemerovo for 6 days? being couped up in a hotel room with a 2 year old for that long could definately be challenging! hopefully we will both get our flight situations figured out. :)

Carey and Norman said...

Hopefully it will work out where you can leave later and still return on the 10th. Then, you'd be home for both holidays. Yippee.

Melissa said...

You are getting closer. How exciting! Good luck with the medical exams. Yekaterinburg requires that adoptive couples do those in the USA. Try getting 8 different US specialists to see you, no less sign off on the same paper and have it notarized. What a mess that was this summer. Keep us posted!

Joy said...

What WONDERFUL news!! I had been praying that she would be home for Christmas with her family.
I hope you get to spend Thanksgiving with the boys.

Noah and Josh's Mom said...

Oh boy - I can't wait to hear how the 8 doctors go. It stresses me out!

Chris Goeppner said...

Hi Kim,
Thanks for commenting on my blog. I am very excited about home schooling our boys and they already love books so we're on the right track.;)
A big congrats for your court date! I know how excited you must be. I will be praying for you and for all the details to come together while you are there. What a blessing to have your daughter home for Christmas!
Make sure you bring something to eat for your medicals, you will be there all day!:))