We built the first playground here back in 2005 courtesy of our friends from Play Mart. Nathan Beach was a friend from church and heard about this orphanage and our mission to it. We told him they had nothing but a couple of tires coming out of the ground to play on. He took it to his parents, the owners of Play Mart ,and we met with them. They told us they would love to fulfill the director, Tatiana's dream of a playset for her children. They graciously gave them a $19k playground which Dave and friends put up with the help of many workers. Many years later there is a regular playground for the children as others have come alongside this orphanage to help them.
I have pictures of the other playground now but I have not been able to download them yet. Sorry. We are without internet access most of the time. We come to our home away from home, The Food Gallery, for WiFi which sometimes works! It is life in Ukraine!
We should hear very soon about when our day in court will be. We are trying not to be anxious and to enjoy our time here. It is hard, as any of you know who've done international adoptions, to be away from the children at home and all the things you should be doing! We are now raising money on a $500.00 matching grant. We still have about $350.00 to go! Please read this and donate if possible. Share our story with your friends please! Here are some pictures of our girl who turned 12 on Friday! She is the size of a four year old now. God bless you !