Well at about 10:30 today we were told that the birth mother had submitted a letter stating she did want an American family to adopt her child. So we are no longer on our way to Russia tomorrow. From the info we got it sounds like someone drafted the letter for the birth mother and got her to sign it.
Now I know that it is something that Joe and I should be very sad and angry about. The thing is all I feel bad about is this poor little girl. Our agency said that now she will have to sit in the orphanage for at least 6 months before ANYONE can adopt her since the birth mother submitted a letter. Whether it is an American or a Russian family it doesn't matter to me. I just wanted her to have a home! It is just so very sad!
Before Oscar came home we lost our referral to a Russian family. Although I was very sad and upset I at least knew that he had a family. I could hope that he was healthy and happy. This scenario just doesn't give me any piece of mind!
Our agency said that they would work very hard to send us as soon as possible since we have every document updated and as we all know, they are only good for 3 months. Honestly, I am nearly certain we will be redoing them all. I do still have faith though that it will happen, this just wasn't meant to be.