But on Thursday, December 15, 2011, after a flurry of emails between Lis, a nonprofit, my adoption agency, and myself, it was official. We finally found Tanya. She was the little girl who I had found on the Russian Orphan Databank (did you know that Russia has a website databank of all of their orphans?). According to the databank, she is available and has no siblings.
Finding Tanya has not been easy.
Bringing Tanya home will not be easy. I am not that naïve. What I do know is that God has called me to this process and God will lead me through it. And hopefully Tanya will read this blog someday. It may never happen, but that doesn’t mean that I won’t go down fighting. Tanya deserves at least that. For now, she remains institutionalized in Russia – and that breaks my heart. Keep us all in your prayers – we can use them!