Thursday, February 18, 2010

No Court Date's Given

We are going to have to come home with out Artiom. They are just not giving any court dates and there's nothing that can be done about it. We will have to come back in 2-3 weeks, when we can get a 'confirmed' court date. This really stinks. We were late to visit Ari today and the nanny said he was crying because he thought we weren't coming. So this is really going to confuse him, but I don't think I can stay here while Rich goes home because it 'may or may not' be in early March.
We will probably leave Zap tomorrow night on the train, and leave Kiev on Sunday. I'll update more if I can later.



  1. How sad! I can't imagine how must your heart must be breaking right now. You are in our prayers!


  2. I feel your pain Jodi. I know this is a very difficult decision that our "Mommy hearts" can't bear to make but you're doing the right thing. Once you get Ari home and he knows for sure that you'll always be there, he will do just fine...better than fine!!!

    Prayers for your safe trip back and for Ari to KNOW he is loved and will be taken HOME very soon!!


  3. I am so sorry for you guys!!
    I can not believe the luck you guys have had - most of it bad!!
    I thought you would be all set for next week :(
    Poor little Ari, but when he sees you again it will all be forgotten.
    Wish I could hug you :)

  4. im soooo sorry. hang in there...hugs.

  5. So sorry things did not progress as hoped. Prayers for your safe travel home and a quick court date!

  6. Jodi,
    I am so sorry. I do know how hard this is. Praying for you.

  7. I am so sorry you are going to have to leave and come back :( I know that is not something that is easy to do. Poor little guy should be going home too! I have loved reading your adventures, you have such an awesome spirit of adventure :)
    Maria :) RR

  8. How very sad! You must be so heartbroken! Can you try to make Alexander explain to Ari what has happened and that you WILL indeed come back? Praying for you!