"To bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair." Isaiah 61:3

The Burckhard Family

The Burckhard Family

Monday, June 15, 2009

Here's the KMOT TV Spot....

For those of you who did not see this (that is if you want to see it) here is the link to the NBC local news story on our family's adoption journey:


I couldn't post it before because it had too much specific information regarding our adoption of Bella. But now, because the blog is private, it is ok to do so...

If you didn't know, we are hoping to adopt from Ukraine--a 4 year old little girl named Bogdana who just happens to have Down syndrome. She is currently at the Berezka orphanage in Kiev, Ukraine.

We leave on Saturday, June 20th from the Minot Airport on the 5:00 a.m. flight to Minneapolis, then to Ohio, New York City, and then arrive in Kiev on June 21st at 9:05 am (Ukraine time).

Our SDA Appointment to hopefully receive Bella's referral is Monday, June 22nd! We may even get to meet Bella as early as Tuesday!!

Will post more details soon.....Paula


  1. You are leaving on my 21st birthday! as is another family. seeing two families on their way to pick up their sweet angels is a fantastic birthday present! :-) She's too cute

  2. Just watched the tv spot-it was wonderful! The station did a great job and so did you guys!We will be praying for you all.

  3. Paula, YEA!!! This is so exciting!!
    Amanda Drost

  4. We're leaving THIS Saturday?!?!? I guess I should start packing!

  5. We are so excited for you and for the plan God has instore for you!

  6. Wow! Oh Wow! That is soon! It is exciting, scary, amazing, crazy... all at the same time! I can't believe that you may meet Bella as early as Tuesday! So amazing! And Kevin -- you are one funny guy! :-)

  7. We are soo excited for you!
    Thanks for adding us! I can't wait to meet her in the end of July when we are back there! :)
    Be careful! Kevin you are funny!
    (^Sunshine^ aka Wanda)