The whole process took about eight months, once the couple opted for an international adoption.
“It was extremely scary, leaving the country and going to Russia,” said Mark Wolnik.
“It was scary and great. I mean, all the sudden I have a baby,” said Meg Wolnik.
“It’s the best thing we ever did in our lives. I wouldn’t trade it for anything, ever. We got the best daughter we could have gotten. We couldn’t’ have produced a better one ourselves. She’s the light of our lives,” said Mark Wolnik.
“It’s almost like God said, ‘here’s a gold platter and here’s your perfect kid. Here’s the child Meg Wolnik can handle and here she is,’” said Meg Wolnik.
“I like showing all my friends the pictures in the photo albums, and saying I’m from this place, not here,” said Molly Wolnik.
Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a bill, banning Americans from adopting Russian children. The act puts the prospective adoption of more than 50 children into jeopardy.
“We were watching the news the other day and we saw that and it was just heartbreaking to see those families on TV,” said Mark Wolnik.
“It would have been my worst nightmare come true,” said Molly Wolnik, when asked how she would have felt if this happened 13 years ago.
- Putin signs anti-US adoptions bill (charlotte.news14.com)
- Putin set to sign bill banning Americans from adopting Russian children (foxnews.com)