Psalm 68:5-6

A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling.

God sets the lonely in families, he leads forth the prisoners with singing; but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.

I am Stepanie Nance. My family adopted two little boys with Down Syndrome from Ukraine in 2010. I hope to educate and to inspire you. I hope to make you laugh and to make you cry.

Come along for the ride. It's a wild one!

Friday, July 9, 2010

2 days!

We leave in two days! No, less than that. So much to do and remember. I'm trusting God that our whole family won't fall apart without me here for a month. heh.


  1. those boys have been waiting such a long time for you. I cant wait to see them both in yoru arms. I can hardly believe it's time! will really step up the prayers for you and your family.....
    love to you all.

  2. Hey Nances,

    It's Toby,
    I wanted to say bring any summer clothes you like to wear. We were told no printed T shirts or anything. That is a pile of huey. Ukrainians wear all sorts of T shirts with logos etc. Just bring your favorite summer clothes and don't worry about it. I highly recommend good comfortable sandals. This way the sock washing is not going to be a hassle. Do not wait to buy shoes here. In the bizarres they are junk and over priced. Go and get some while you are at home. Looks are decieving here on the shoes. You think they are sown together the sole and shoe, but it is just glued on most I should say. At least the affordable shoes. Let's see, they have all the toiletries, male and feminine products you will need. Oh if you do get athletes foot, bring that spray with you. I cannot find that anywhere here. I will be leaving my fan here, you may need to buy one when you get here. Bring an Umbrella, or you can buy one here. It seems to rain a lot, and you don't know when like in America. The day could be great at your apartment, and it could be down pouring at the orphanage. You will definately want a snuggie for Alec, and the Sloans are letting me use an umbrella stroller for now, maybe they will let you as well for Zhenya. A hair dryer can be used here. Make sure you have power adaptors for this place. You can also buy hair driers here as well. Anything you need can be bought here. However if it is electrical you will probably have to leave it here. Oh, I also had a guy show me his Sprint mobile wifi card. So you may want to check into that, but like I said the room here has very very fast internet. Trying to think of all the last advice I can give you. Do you have questions? Skype me, and I will do my best to answer you. Look for my name and Kearney Nebraska. You DEFINATELY NEED/WANT a webcam for here! Buy one in the states. Walmart sells them for $30. DO NOT LEAVE HOME WITHOUT IT!
    Alright I will get on my wifes facebook account as well now.




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