But today is a very special day. Two years ago today, we met our son for the very first time. It will forever be on my mind and in my heart. We sat on a big black couch at the top of the stairs, waiting on the director to return from an appointment with the prosecutor. The social worker finally had to leave to return to her office and approved that we could meet our son without her presence. The director was delayed and she called and allowed us to meet our son before meeting us. The children were outside and as we opened the door to go outside, in comes a little boy, who takes off his glove, shakes Tims's hand and says in Russian, "hello. My name is Zhenya and I am three years old.". Later the director returned and we were given Zhenya's medical and social histories and learned that his middle name was Alexander. We immediately liked the name and decided that would be his new name.
Our facilitator asked if we would like a few days to decide if we would like to petition to adopt Zhenya and both said at that moment that we wanted to pursue the adoption.
Even though there have been trials and tribulations, we love our son more each day.
Alex, Daddy and Mommie love you and e are proud that you are our son.