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Natasha & Brenda go to National Soccer Match in Ukraine

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First the fun stuff and then an update on the adoption progress.
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As you know, Soccer "Football" is huge here in Ukraine and the two rival teams are Kiev and Donetsk. The city of Donetsk recently built a multi-million dollar soccer arena (huge thing here) and the main game of the season was yesterday in Donetsk.

Natasha & I and her two friends Yulia and Anasti went to the match in Donetsk. We rode the bus for 3 hours there and back. Donetsk (the local team here) won 3-0 and the girls and I had allot of fun.

Sasha was not able to attend the game with us as he has been sick and is in quarantine at the orphanage. I have not been able to visit with him for several days. Yesterday I did go by his window and was able to speak with him briefly and he looks good and I believe he will be better in a couple of days.

This week I have been very busy meeting with the Regional Director, Orphanage Director, Government Officials and the Regional Court. I have done all of the necessary paperwork to get to the review process and have petitioned the court for a court date. I should hear about the court date next week and hope to be in front of a judge late next week or early the following week. Will keep you posted.

Until the court date I am able to continue to visit the kids. I will keep you updated on Sasha's progress, the court date and any news.

For now, all is good and we are moving along and hope to be home for the holidays.
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Posted by bbeckelman 23:08 Archived in Ukraine

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