Hello! Just a quick update....we took Bella to the required medical appointment today. She was very fiesty while waiting for the appointment, but was a very good girl with the doctor. Our translator said he was impressed with her comprehension, how she knew the animals and their sounnds and her ability to point to body parts he requested such as eyes, nose, mouth, etc.
We had Bella with us driving around from 9:00 to 1:30 going both to the medical appointment and to drop off documents at the Embassy. Our Visa appointment is 2:00 tomorrow at the US Embassy.
We weren't able to have our gotcha day today as we hoped :( because the Inspector is on vacation and the assistant Inspector was unable to be there when we wanted to leave. (Apparently, a representative has to be at the orphanage when we take Bella.) So, her "gotcha day" will be tomorrow at 12:30 before the Embassy appointment. Also at this time, we will give the orphanage workers a little gift for the love and dedication they have given to Bella and the other children.
I will update tomorrow after we get Bella....We fly out of Kiev at 5:30 am on Thursday morning. Daddy, Sam & Grace--here we come! Love, Paula