For those of you following our blog I know that many of you want to know what has happened over the last couple of days. First, I would like to say that our court hearing was successful and that we are officially Stasik's parents. We thank God for the work he is doing both for us and all the families going through the same process in the Ukraine. We have not been able to write in the blog because we have spent the last 41 hours in either an airport, an airplane, or an airport hotel. Between weather or just horrible service at the Ukraine airport we found ourselves missing connection flights or just waiting for a plane to take off. Finally, though, we are able to settle down and write an update about our journey. We are exhausted, having had very little sleep, but just wanted to give some quick information as to what has been happening.
According to Ukrainian law there is a 10 wait for us to take Stasik home. This is due process and presents a window of opportunity for biological parents or other family members to file to recover rights of their child. It has been a long process and the 10 day wait is very difficult for us. During this process we have asked about the parents and were told that they have not wanted or attempted any contact with him. We have worked very hard to quickly get where we are and it is tough for us to know that history has shown that the odds of his parents coming back to get him are very close to 0%. To know that during this time he has to continue to sit in the orphanage just makes us sad. We love Stasik and just want to get him home.