I think adopting Katya would be fun because I would have another sister around my age who likes to do the things that I like to do like play dolls, play blocks, play paper dolls, and stuff like that.
When Katya was here it was really fun figuring out what she was saying. It was nice to know that we had a neighbor up the street who knows Russian so that we could easily find out what she was saying. I liked her saying “Smaht-ree-a!” and “Id-ee-so-dah.”
I feel like God is leading us to adopt her. He just keeps working everything out. When we talked about Katya coming to stay with us this summer, it just seemed impossible. But God worked it out. It will have to be God leading us because it will take a lot of money. We’ll have to find someone to stay with our dogs, Tanner and Topsy. That will be hard. But if God is leading us, He’ll work it all out. He’s the King and He can do anything.
I really liked being at the pool with Katya. We played in the spray pool and splashed around. We had matching bathing suits. Katya really liked her goggles.
I hope we get to adopt Katya because it would be great to build a relationship with her.
When I think about Katya at the orphanage, I feel sad. I think it would be so hard – everybody pushing her around. She has to be protective of her stuff. I don’t want her to stay at the orphanage. I want her to come into our family and really be a part of our family, just another one of the Finley kids.