My agency is finally officially re-accredited!
I got THE EMAIL:
It is with great joy that we want to share our long-awaited news! Wide Horizons is officially accredited to work in Russia. We anticipate that shortly the referral time frame will go back to normal as we resume working in all of our 9 regions.
Thank you for your patience and we will continue to update you on regular bases!
The Russia Team
I know… I had heard the rumors, seen the MOE site and read an earlier hopeful email from my agency, but it wasn’t FOR SURE until today.
I can now officially congratulate Lisa
on their agencies re-accreditation too! I have been waiting to do that!
I am going to Russia! I am going to get my little girl! This is really going to happen!
(I know I am rushing way ahead of myself and I haven’t even received a referral yet, just humor me and let me celebrate this day)
O.K. I have got to prepare.
Check list to do now:
Get really excited to wait a few more months
Check when fingerprints were taken (expire 15 months)
Check BCIS approval (expires in 18 months)
Memorize Russian phrases
Come up with a list of tentative names
Plan trip to Russia
Hmmm... Plan a trip. That sounds fun.
These are the places people have told me to visit in Russia (besides the orphanage and all of the adoption related places of course):
Kremlin , Red Square, Rostick's, Zoo , Planet Hollywood, Bolshoi Ballet, The Trans Siberia Express, The Armory Museum, The Moscow Underground, Tretyakov Gallery, Winter Palace The Hermitage, McDonalds, Old Arbat, Novy Arbat, Danilovsky restaurant, Noblemen’s Nest
Anything I should add or take off? Any other suggestions? Is there even time to site see?
Do we bring our child with us? Any information that people have or have been told would be appreciated.