Referral letter for Dasha
I received the phone call and said "yes" to my referral of Dasha, then received this letter with some pictures a few days later. (My heart said "yes" before my brain had time to think!)
Dasha's Foster Family in Guatemala
This is the only picture I have with no real details. They took WONDERFUL care of her! It was obvious she had received lots of love and attention and I will always be grateful to them.
We had to get this photo taken in Guatemala City before going to the embassy. They just held her up in front of a curtain and snapped the picture.
Dasha (future "Spirited Child") at the Radisson in Guatemala City on April 9th 1996
I took this photo on our first day together after things were finalized at the embassy. She was cruising the furniture in the room and having a great time. She slept thru the night on our first night together. By the way, it was a VERY nice hotel.
Shortly after coming home, Dasha was baptized in the church I grew up in, by our cousin, pastor Father Koenigsknecht! Dasha was the noisiest baby there-but definitely the most entertaining. We had a "shower" and reception following the ceremony at "Pretzel Bell" in East Lansing, which was attended by our friends and family.
On March 1, 1997, Dasha became a citizen of the United States!
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