‘What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men …… That is what love looks like.’ - St. Augustine

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Yippee!!! So Happy!!!

I received this email today from Alex C, the journalist in Russia who helped us to find Anya back in 2006, and recently visited us. He has been helping me to re-find Anya. Here's his email, typos intact...lol:


I found contacts of college where Anya studies now (phone number: ______)and talk today about Anya with director Olga M_______. She was very frendly and promised me tomorrow enquire aboud Anya and find any contact phone to call her (director can't find her at a moment because, when I called, lessons was over due to time shift, and there are more then 400 students and director can't remember all of them).

So please be patient and I hope you will talk with Anya very soon. I'll keep you informed about any new info I'll get.Thank you again for your hospitality. There are was great to stay at your home in ________.

All the best,


I am blissfully happy! I am overjoyed! I did not realize how much I was holding in until I got this email and burst into tears. I cannot wait to hear her voice again! I cannot wait to tell her that I love her and miss her! I cannot wait to find out if we might be able to visit! We have not spoken to Anya since early June. It has been devastating, but I did not talk about it much...had to hold it in for Anastasia's sake. There is still alot in the way. I need to find another agency QUICK who might be willing to facilitate this older child adoption. I need to raise the funds that I lost in our agency's bankruptcy/dissolving. I'm not going to give up. There has GOT to be a way to get her here by August ( when she turns 18). I just know she will be here in God's time.

The picture above is a photo we received this past April, from my friend in Kemerovo, when I had purchased Anya a cellphone so we could easily reach her....hence the photo of her with the phone. It was stolen from her the next day.

Keep us in your prayers! I'm sooooo grateful to be (almost) back in touch with her!!!!


  1. I am so happy you found Anya! I'm wondering about a student visa...being Anastasia's biological sibling, can she sponsor her or does that have to wait until Anastasia is 18? BTW, our blog is listed on your fav. rad blogs: withlovefromsumy is mine where I "keep it real" about my son and the issues that snuck aboard the plane to come home with us. jeri

  2. So glad you found her. Hope you are able to find an agency to work with you and bring her home.

  3. oh great news!!!! hope he tracks her down and you get her home soon!


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