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I have been so busy, with all of the things I have to do– things for the home study, just got all of our dossier documents, etc. In the midst of all of this craziness, I got an email from Bethany at Positively Orphaned, who confirmed how sweet Ilya is AND sent me more photos of him. He is smiling in every one. I am so grateful for them; here are a couple…



When we first found out that we were not going to be able to adopt Quinn, I wasn’t sure about adopting another little boy… maybe we should just adopt Erika? None of the little boys in Erika’s orphanage seemed like our little boy. Sure, some of them were very similar to Quinn– just a few months apart in age, brown hair, blue eyes and all of them were absolutely adorable. Andrea at RR told me that she was going to update the website and I checked it before I went to bed. Some new little boys, but still the same– none felt right.

Then, the next morning, when I got up, I saw Ilya! What a sweet smile. I love that he is smiling in his photo… so many of the kids are not.

Ilya is only three and a half… his birthday is in January. So a bit older than Erika. Hopefully enough older that they won’t be in the same class and they won’t have all the same friends. But close enough in age that they can be good friends.