We answered the questions and then they sent for Karina.
The moment we had dreamed about for months was about to happen. Our daughter, the girl that we love and desire to raise in the way of the LORD was about to walk through the door. We often wondered what this moment would be like and then...
there she was...our dear Karina.
She stood at the door, as bouncy and bubbly as ever. She was asked a few questions and then given permission to come to us. The three of us embraced...an embrace that, on our end, had been waiting to be given for five months, and for Karina, an embrace she had been waiting to give for seven years. She looked at us and said..."My family!"
Karina had to answer some more questions..."Do you want Matthew and Sheila Nasekos to adopt you? Do you want Matthew to be your father and Sheila to be your mother?"
Papers were signed and Sheila and I were rushed off to a notary office 20 minutes away from the orphanage where we signed paper after paper after paper...then we were taken back to the orpanage to spend one hour with Karina.
It was a precious hour. An hour we will never forget.