Saturday, March 31, 2012


We leave on the train to Vannista Sunday at 6PM. 3 hour train ride. To bad it will be dark would love to see the country side. Posting some pictures on my FB account of the Kiev Down Town.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

DAP Meeting

Met with Yulia, Serge and Ludemilla for the SDA appointment. We got some updated information about Josephine. Her real name is Alexandra Sasha, she was born November 15th 2005 and has been in the orphanage since then. We will travel to Venista Sunday with Ludemilla and see Sasha Monday. I am posting some more pictures of her. We will take a tour with Ugene tomorrow of the historical areas of kiev. This is actually a very beautiful old city and have very positive feelings here. I am glad to see that Kiev really has embraced western life and left the Soviet lifestyle behind. They are friendly and kind. It is not nearly as intimidating as we originally thought it would be.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012


We are in Kiev now. We landed yesterday and made it to our apartment. Niko our driver was excellent and speaks very good english even though hes claim it is his third language. He has been working with the adotion agencies for 7 years so he is very understanding of our process and needs. Went to a Ukrainian food market, quite a change from want we are used to, but the food is good and the beer is better. The flight was good Lufthansa is an excellent airline and really take careof the passengers while inflight. Newark airport was not the best as expected. The gate folks made us check our carry ons which had our coats in them, We didn't t much about it because everything is indoors while flying......wrong. When you land at Kiev airport there are no gates or jetways. You park out on the tarmack and have to walk to a bus and then to the terminal. Temperature was 0 C and drizzly, poor Caroline nearly froze. We will spend Wednesday getting our body clocks lined up with the time change. Thursday is our SDA appointment. Stay tuned for more updates and videos to come. Skype name is cutlerfamilyadoption is you want live videos of Josephine.

Friday, March 23, 2012


If you want to see us on occasion while in the Ukraine we will use SKYPE to do video calls. It is free and I will be happy to connect to you a couple of times while we are there. Our SKYPE name is CutlerFamilyAdoption and you can search under James Cutler. is our email.


3 Days and counting. Getting excited and nervous and happy and sad and worried and excited and excited and excited.

Excited-Coming to the end of the road
Nervous-Long Flight
Happy-Going to Josephine
Sad-Leaving the kids behind
Worried-About the kids staying home
Excited-New country
Excited-First trip with wife alone-ish
Excited-Bringing home BABY

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Traveling on the 26th

We leave on the 26th and land on the 27th. Our SDA date is the 29th. Monday following get Josephine and wait for the court date. Outstanding.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Heading to the Ukraine

We have our SDA appointment at 12 noon on the 29th of March Yeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaah. We will travel on the 26-27th of March. We are coming to get yu baby girl. Finally. Thank God and all of those who are donating, praying, and supporting our journey and
Josephine's salvation.