Wednesday, April 08, 2009
I have an update from this post. Keith's younger brother is named Andrey. He is 3 years old and up until 3 months ago, he was living with his mom. Now he's in the orphanage in Artemovsk. It's sad to think that he arrived in the orphanage just shortly after we took Keith out of it. I've been told that he is healthy. He is not, however, available for adoption at this time. This means that his mom still has her rights over him. Of course I want for all mothers to be able to keep their children and I'm very pleased with Keith's mom for hanging onto Andrey these past 3 years. But I am concerned about his future. I wish that I could adopt him and allow Andrey to grow up with his biological sibling, Keith, which I wasn't able to do with his twin. This is a tricky thought, though, since we're still paying off our adoption loans (and will be paying off on them for a while) and yet we would rather adopt him younger and not wait until he's 4 or 5 years old. Ultimately, is Andrey supposed to be a part of our family? We shall see. As for now, I like to imagine another little Keithy around my home. That brings a smile to my face.
Articulations by Jill Pierce at 9:54 PM