Igor had been watching for us. He was giddy with excitement! After greeting us, he immediately ran over to Svetlana and Alyona and began firing away questions. How long would we be there? When would court be? How long until court? When would we take him with us?
The director and teachers at his orphanage had prepared him before our arrival. He understood that we were redoing everything and he couldn't come with us this time. He asked us if we had finished all our paperwork.
We learned from the social worker and teachers from his school that last February, when he was told about our dossier being thrown out, he cried for a long time and was inconsolable. They told us he had all the teachers crying along with him.
While this long delay has been hard on us, it has been most excruciating for Igor. We pray that God will quickly finish this for Igor's sake.
We only had 45minutes to spend with Igor before we had to head back to Balta to pick up paperwork by 5pm. But now we are headed out to spend the whole afternoon with this sweet boy!