Quite the day already and it is only noon. Some days I feel defeated and wonder why not one part of this process can be easy. We got an email from our facilitator today saying that the Vital Statistics office in Zoya's home town has not had power for 7 days and they don't know if it will be back on by Tuesday the 13th in order to process Zoya's birth certificate. The one and only woman who is allowed to print her birth certificate is also having a baby in the hospital right now. This would not fly in America....but Ukraine is NOT America. Our facilitator said she doesn't know what to tell us and we can either still fly out Sunday and maybe have to stay for who knows how much longer than the week and a half we were planning and wait until the power comes back on, all the time having no clue if that will take days or weeks, or we can stay home longer and wait to hear. I'm almost in tears. I just spent the whole day yesterday making appointments for the week after we were supposed to be home, and now we may not even be home. I just want to get her and bring her home! This is supposed to be the "easy" part of the process, if there is an easy part. Every time I start to let my guard down just the teeniest bit something like this happens. I think I will be in such disbelief the day we are allowed to walk out of the orphanage with her! Please pray that this issue will be resolved quickly and we don't have to change or flights again and delay getting Zoya home even more :(
Here are a few videos that I uploaded. Watching them and thinking we might not get to her as soon as we though breaks my heart.
This is the first time Zoya ever laughed!
Here is Zoya dropping her toys again and cracking up!
Here is her little tongue.
Zoya following directions in her walker!