This has been a busy week as my wife and I found out on Monday that we finally have our official appointment in Kiev, Ukraine with their State Department of Adoption (SDA) officials for our adoption process.  We’ve been pursuing the adoption of two children for about a year and we’ve finally been cleared to travel.  We’re very excited to say the least, but we’re also a little stressed as we have to be in Kiev in less than two weeks!  You can read more about the Parks family’s adoption journey over at