Family Pic Nov 2015

Family Pic Nov 2015

Thursday, July 26, 2012

DAP appointment today

The weather is sunny and beautiful today. At 10 am, Niko picked us up from our apartment and took us to our DAP appointment. We waited outside the building for about 15 minutes with two other American couples who also had appointments this morning. Soon Serge and Yulia joined us and then Serge led us inside and up the stairs where we met with a psychologist who wanted to hear a little bit about us, go over Avery Marina's file, and call the orphanage to confirm that she is available for adoption. We learned that she was the only child of a single woman who had her parental rights revoked. The appointment was fairly short and sweet. Since this is the second time adopting from this country, the psychologist was interested to hear about Aaron and Julia. We had pictures with us of Julia standing up in her playpen. After the appointment we had lunch at a pizza place across the street from the office. We had a great time chatting with Serge, Yulia, and Niko. Then Niko brought us home while pointing out a few landmarks, grocery stores and restaurants within walking distance from our apartment. We should receive our referral tomorrow afternoon. We plan on doing some sightseeing over the next couple of days and taking an early train to the region of the orphanage Sunday morning. Below are some pictures from today. The church that is next to the DAP office was under construction when we were here a year ago. It is complete and looks beautiful.

Steve and I in front of DAP building

Kacey and Evan

Me and Yulia

Me and Niko


  1. Soooo excited for you and especially for Avery Marina!! Lots of prayers for everything to go smoothly and for your sweet girl's heart to be ready to accept you fully and without hesitation! (((BIG HUGS))) from RI!

  2. Aw, I love Niko! So cool to see the pics of familiar places - nice to the the church with the construction stuff removed, too. God bless y'all! :)