Thursday, April 15, 2010

Are we being Punk'd?

Sooo, maybe adoptions aren't "suspended"?  It would seem that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement this morning that loosely translated into a "suspension of adoption proceedings".  Interestingly enough, adoptions are not handled by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  The Ministry of Education (MoE) who DOES handle adoptions denied knowledge of any such suspension.  Typical.

Seriously, I don't think I can take much more of this.  I posted on my agency's Yahoo group that I keep expecting Ashton Kutcher to jump out of my closet.  If he did I'd probably beat him to death with a hammer!  My nerves are shot.  If I were a drinking woman, I'd be passed out under the dining room table right about now!

We're still signing the paperwork tomorrow and getting it apostilled.  We are going to continue moving forward until someone drops a piano on our heads.

If you hear a big jangly crash tomorrow, it's just that piano falling on my head....


  1. Keep moving forward. I still believe in the goodness of people and that the Russian officials will not let this incident prevent so many from homes. Praying for your family through this.

  2. Keep moving forward for sure -- I truly hope this will not affect families as deep into the process --will you need more paperwork? yes, likely so... but let's hope the ashes settled down in Iceland, that the US delegation jet can get to Russia, and that both governments will find a respectful way to work this through, for the betterment of the children... Keep your sense of humor and spirits up -- these babes will make their way home to you...In my thoughts...

  3. Hi Kim,
    It's Teresa from the Yahoo Group. Ha! I don't really drink, but I felt the same way yesterday. I was a wreck - I can only imagine how you guys felt being in-between trips.
    Hang in there, You're almost there!
    All the Best with your trip - It'll be here before you know it.
    Maybe we will see you in Russia!

  4. I hear ya!! Doesn't this suck? I go between my heart totally sinking to feeling like everythings going to be fine on an hourly basis! I can't take much more of it. I have a court date but now I'm in the limbo of what to do about plane tickets and visas -ugh! Plus I still need to finish the nursery but usually when I get home at night I'm so exhausted from worrying that I don't even want to look in the room! Hopefully by next week we can breathe easier.

  5. I love that you can keep your sense of humor through all the uncertainty. And I love that that you are not giving up and walking away even when the storm clouds are brewing. I know you must be nervous. Two weeks before we were scheduled to meet Lexi is when Chase Harrison (the 2 year old little boy in Virgina whose father left him in the car) died and Russia was calling for adoptions to the U.S. to be suspended. The news reported how outraged the people of Russia were at the ugly Americans who treat their children so terribly and that scared me too. But when we got there, the Russian people we encountered all along the way were still very kind and helpful (or they were completely indifferent).

    I still can't believe that Torry and Nancy Hanson have not been charged with child abuse. They live about 45 minutes from us and I KNOW they had options for seeking help. We have Vanderbilt's IA clinic and tons of support groups with attachment disorder specialists.

    I sent information to the sheriff’s office, the DA, and The Tennessean explaining Naturalization laws and letting them know that this little boy became a U.S. citizen the moment he reached U.S. soil. There should be no difference in how this case is handled verses a woman doing the same thing to her biological child. If I sent my 7 year old son to a foreign country (and arranged him a taxi ride to the local government office) with a note that I didn’t want to parent him anymore, you can bet I’d be sitting in jail right now.
    Sadly, I have a sinking feeling that no charges will ever be filed. The sheriff has admitted that this case is over his head and no one from the DA to the State Department wants to stand up for the rights of Justin/Arteyem.

    I really wish there was something more I could do. This is unchartered waters, legally speaking, and will likely require new laws protecting children adopted overseas to be enacted. But that will be too little too late for Justin. I'm praying this case won't prevent you from bringing your boys home!!!

  6. everything is going to be fine, everything is going to be fine, everything is going to be fine... I keep repeating that for you guys. I am hopeful you will be on your way to Russia to get your two cuties in no time :0)

    And yes, I think the line to knock the snot out of that woman is pretty long :0)