My God answers prayers. As soon as I heard the Russian accent on the other end of the phone I breathed a sigh of relief...she called back. I explained to her our predicament and asked for her advice. Let me pause here:
- Predicament as we understand it:: The people in Leningrad that accept the documents for post- placements is not the same entity that creates the blacklist.
- Our questions:: Will it be quicker to update our homestudy? Or will clearing our Home Study agency from the blacklist take less time?
Nadya began to explain that she was not able to call Russia this morning because she did not get up on time as she just returned from being out of town, but that she would call Russia in the morning and try to find out more so she can answer our questions more accurately. She said I could call her tomorrow to check back with her. She said that it was no problem for her to get up very early and call...she's amazing. But, she also said that she can't promise that she'll be able to get ahold of the correct people - or that the phone system will work long enough for them to finish a conversation.
Here's where you come in: Pray that when Nadya calls tomorrow early morning that she will immediately be able to talk to the correct person, and that he/she will be able to resolve this issue once and for all for us (either that the agency is cleared, or that they won't help us). We really just need a clear answer on yes we can move on, or no, we've got to go the redoing the home study route. We just want to move.
Also, pray for Barry, Sveta, and myself as we continue to spend time apart. I know how difficult is has been for Barry & I at times. We miss her miserably...but I can't begin to imagine how long this wait has been in the life of a three-year-old.
On a fun note, there are a few little ones at church whose families are praying for us continually...so much so that they are constantly asking when "Feta" (they can't say Sveta) is going to get home from Russia. Every time I hear them ask it makes my heart happy knowing that our little one already has friends waiting for her...on top of a whole community of friends and family that love her already.
Thanks for loving and caring for our family.