Wednesday, January 18, 2012
SDA (DAP) Appointment Today!!
We went to our SDA (DAP) appointment this morning and Braeden is officially our commitment. No one else can adopt him and that is a great (atleechna!!) feeling. Serge was great today and the people at the SDA (DAP) office were wonderful. With our referral tomorrow, one of our worst fears of losing Braeden to someone else is gone. Braeden's official Ukrainian name is Stanislov Vladamirovich Kurgan. We are not sure what part of that name we will keep, but really want to ensure some of his Ukrainian heritage. We also learned today that Vlad has an older brother that is not in an orphanage. It is so difficult to think that a family gave up their rights to him and he will not ever know who they are. We are so glad that we can be his family now and that he will grow up loved like every child should be. We can not wait until friday to hold him. We hope he knows that we will now be there for him and will take him home soon.