I had my first worried moment of our trip. I was trying to stay awake while Aaron was napping, so I decided to flip through the Ukraine Handbook from RR. I saw the page about the “Immigration Card” that we needed to fill out at the airport today. And it says how you must hold on to it and give it to them when you leave. Um, we never saw this card. But in the RR handbook and my google search, it sounded important!
I posted about it on the RR yahoo group about it and fortunately, Meredith Cornish got back to me. In September she had to fill one out, but this trip, they told her that she did not. And told her husband, who traveled separately, the same thing.
If you don’t know who Meredith is, you should! She used to be the director of the Ukraine program for RR, but she just recently stepped down from her position with RR, as their in the process of adopting their 7th and 8th children from Ukraine right now. They have a very interesting story about their daughter Aleksa who they’re in the process of adopting. Go read her blog.
I think we might meet up with them tomorrow. It will be nice to see other Americans! It has been a little bit hard since we got to Frankfurt… we never know what language someone speaks. I’ve already had a few odd language encounters– in German and Russian. And another guy who asked me where I was from, and when I said Kansas, he said “Missouri?”, “Kansas”, “Missouri?” And, we were done.