Travel Blogs from Donetsk
... ended up buying a pink, crown and matching earrings – no surprise there!
Monday, September 10
Today was packing day! We now see the light that we will finally be coming home this week. I took Marco and Katya to the play park not far from our flat and when we returned Tasha had bad news from Victor that Katya's passport was not delivered to the passport office. In fact no passports were delivered. So now ...
... to tag along. There were a few hundred children and parents, gathered in front of the school. All the girls were in black dresses with white tights and the puffiest, white head ties! The boys were all in suits and they all had either blue or yellow hats on. The principal gave a speech, a young boy and girl sang and they played only HALF of the Ukrainian National Anthem, but no one sang (is that because it’s in Ukrainian and they ...
... to help her in Canada. She then asked why we wanted to adopt her and Michael went into the most beautiful speech, telling the judge about how much we have fallen in love with this little girl and want to provide her with a home, a loving family... and so on ... I was already tearing up (as usual) and then I started crying even more! I wish I could have captured that speech on video ... way to go honey!!! And the judge liked it too!!! We ...
... time. By the afternoon, Marco was rested and off we all went. We are able to visit Katya twice a day – from10:00am until noon and 4:00 until 6:00pm. Between walking and taking the bus, it takes us a half an hour to get to the Orphanage. Today it was all little cooler outside, so all the children had twice as much energy and were running everywhere! We sang “You are my Sunshine"to Katya and she danced for us. She has some very special moves ...
Wednesday, August 1
Introducing....Katya (Kateryna) Diana Orysiuk! When we arrived at the Orphanage, the director told us all about this bright, happy and energetic little girl. She showed us pictures of her in their recent dramatic production where she played Cinderella's mother and Baba Yaga (a witch). The pictures were priceless – her face was SO animated, you could tell that she was taking these parts VERY SERIOUSLY! The ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center