In case you don’t know much about us here is our life story (in short) and what happened in the last few months…
Jason (40) and I, Teodora (31) were both born and raised in Bulgaria. We met in Boston, MA in 1997 through friends ….12 years later, we have been together for good 11 years and married 8 ½ years.
We now live in beautiful OC, California with our (adopted) crazy Jack Russell Terrier, Zorro, who has been our baby for the last 6 years or so. Zorro is about 8 years old.
After a few years of trying to have a baby, numerous IVFs, egg donations (thanks to my baby sister wh0 I love so much), surrogacy (another crazy foreign chapter of our lives for another time) and what not, our crazy Russian adoption begins…..
We had the 1st trip to Vladivostok to see our referral (10 month old boy – Oleg) in early October.
We spend almost 2 full days with him and fell in love with the little charming boy. Now we are back in Vladivostok to get him! Who cares about the 7 feet of snow outside the hotel, which by the way seems to be in the middle of nowhere (it probably isn’t but that’s how it feels to me)!
I can’t say much about the adoption until out 10 days waiting period is over which is when we get the official adoption papers but I will say that court went well and we are officially the proud parents of a beautiful 1 year old boy.
While waiting for the 10 days to be over, I can at least share some thoughts about our trip to Vladivostok.
Maybe I will do so in the next few days…
Anyway, I should explain the name of the blog, “Little Temujin”. Our little one is not the typical blue eyed and blond Russian kid. Actually, he has big brown eyes, long lashes and brown (seems curly) hair. He is definitely mixed but we are not sure what races. So, in absence of a true family tree, we decided that he is a distant relative to the legendary Genghis Khan (whose original name was Temujin). (Thanks, Mitch!!!)
Our little Temujin, who we have named Yvan Alexander, has spend the 1st year of his life in the orphanage/ baby hospital of Partizansk which is about 3 hours north-east of Vladivostok (through the mountains) and is about to embark his journey to California with his new parents (us).