From Russia With Love!
by Free Yourself Today | on December 29, 2012
This news does not affect most people but for the people that are affected, it is devastating news.
In 2004, I adopted my daughter Irina from Russia when she was 18 months old. Ironically, Putin’s ban comes the day before my daughter turned 10.
As I listened to this said news I remember my own adoption experience and my two trips to Russia.
I met my daughter for the first time in November 2003 when I made my first trip to Penza Russia to meet her and officially accept her. The picture you see above is my first meeting with my daughter. I then had to wait all through the holidays for news on when I could go get her. The stress and tension of waiting and hoping nothing delays the process is bad enough when you are adopting a child. You worry a family member may show back up which takes the child out of the database, you worry some bureaucratic red tape will cause problems and you hope that all your paperwork is correct and complete.
My heart just breaks for the parents of children in the process of being adopted
I just wish Mr Putin truly knew how the lives of these children are so much better than they could ever imagine and living in an institution all their lives in Russia is no life.
Check out this short video of the last 8 years of one little girl from Russia.
With Love From Russia
From Russia to Las Vegas
Now my daughter has had as good a life as one single mom from Las Vegas could provide her. This little girl is the most lovable, huggable child you’d ever meet. She loves people and people love her.
Here is the reality: My daughter was considered special needs because of her Hemophilia (mild- carrier). Truth is, if I hadn’t been allowed to adopt her she would have most likely been institutionalized all of her life and politely asked to leave at 17 or 18 years of age.
God has a plan for this kid! After my adoption was finalized, I was told she was never supposed to be in the registry because of her Hemophilia. She was placed there by mistake. Incidentally, within one day of her hitting the registry, my application showed up noting my desire for a baby girl and my experience with Hemophilia. ( my son is a severe Hemophiliac).
That was no accident!
I am grateful every day that I was able to add this child to my family. It is because of my decision to adopt that I actually decided to get into the home based business industry and now work from home.
In 2004 when I brought this child home I knew that I had to do something to be present in her life. I was a single parent and shipping her off to day care for 10 hours a day was not an option I wanted to do long term. Four years later in 2008 my mom had a heart attack and I made that decision to come home to my family once and for all.
Most people thought I was crazy! How could I walk away from a 6 figure income to an uncertain income being self employed. I was afraid but I did it anyways and today I work from home, supplementing my retirement income (left too young for full pension) and spending all of my time around my daughter and my 85 year old mom.
Has it been easy? No
Has it been worth it? You Bet!
My daughter knows her mom will be at all of her school performances, all of her church performances and mom is always around.
It saddens me to think that other beautiful children in Russia might never get to enjoy a life with a family that wants them and loves them. I just wish Mr Putin could see how happy these kids are and how they magically touch the lives of the ones that love them.
May God Bless them all and Happy 10th Birthday to my little princess!
With Love TO Russia
Self Employed Mom-Trepreneur
Regina L Floyd
702 973-6120 (toll-free)
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