Thursday, February 5, 2015

Our trip to Belarus in July 2013 Part I

Hugs after 4 long years of separation.

Family!....Papa has only been to Belarus twice while Mama has been 4 times..

I (Marta) always make a trip to the baby orphanage...this time we took toys, diapers and wipes. 

 Celebrating Ihar's 17th Birthday! Wish I could say I made the cake! It was yummy!

We are so grateful for friends like Tatiana and Sasha who always open up their home to us and Ihar. Language or country doesn't matter. We have become a family.

Tatiana is like a sister to me.  

This is Anzhelika....we always try to visit her and her family. This was my (Marta's) first host family in Belarus.  

The Atroshkin kids and Grannie (Anzhelika's Mother) from Siberia. Ihar is great friends with this family as well. Left to Right Luba, Grannie, Masha, Liza, Dasha, Ihar and Angelica. All of these kids are former ABRO kids with the exception of Luba. 

We met with many of our former ABRO kids this visit. This is Anastashia. 

They are great friends!

 This is Lena who works at the ABRO office in Belarus. 
She is also very special to us!

 Vlad and Anton (both former ABRO kids)..

 Masha and Liza are also part of our ABRO family...!

These kids are Tatiana's grandchildren! Anna on the left and her brother Maxim on the right are part of the our ABRO family! There are many more children we were able to visit with but for the sake of keeping my posts shorter...we'll skip ahead to Part II of our visit.

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