Sometimes in Russia they have different food. And in America they have different food too. But in reality, I never have good enough food to eat in Russia. But in Russia they have food like Pelmeni and borscht and solyanka. Russian food is really amazing. In America I like their food too. I like buffalo wings.
I know I can fix my problems. But I love my sisters and brothers. In Russia they have different law. But in America same thing. I know sometimes it can be difficult but I keep telling my staff in group home that my mom had kids when she was 18 years old. And I’m thinking I want to be like her. But it’s hard for me to do the same like her. Kids need help from families and government and support and love and education and live in warm homes. Thank you dad for helping me. And thank you to everyone else who helps me and thank you to you too. I know America is better for me than Russia like you said.
[Items removed for Emily’s best interest.] I’m glad the government supports in me and give me from my family’s love. Everybody who I know in our world I know I think everyday about my life and people can be addicted to lots of things. Because its my problem and nobody else. It’s nobody fault, it’s mine. It’s important to know that I am happy. My family makes me happy.
I would love to talk to an American judge someday to get a Russian visa to visit there someday to see Lidia. Because I miss her lots. I know I have to be good but the reality is I will probably never go back to see her. A lot of people have been helping me and give me support. I will never forget my sister Lidia. I know I have problems about [some things in her life] but I can fix it. Thank you dad for helping me. I’m trying to figure out how [to deal with addictions].
I’ve been telling my staff that I want to get a boyfriend and have babies. I know it’s not the right time right now to have kids because I have to work through my problems. I know people care about me a lot. But the reality is nice when kids have families. And I have a chance to get adopted. And my mom in Russia never had chance to teach her to be a good mom. But for me I can.
Kids need trust in families and be loved. I know how to be good. Everyone pay attention, kids everywhere in the world needs help. My dad in Russia has been lazy. He never works. Sometimes he does. My Russian dad he taught me how to milk cows. He has a small farm. [It was a community farm.] My dad, John, taught me how to make good choices and talk to me about my problems when I’m having a hard time.
I’m working towards getting a job. Everyone pay attention, please find my sister Maria and brother Vitaliy. It’s hard for me in fall time to sign paper for Maria and Vitaliy to get adopted. It makes me so sad because I don’t know what is going on. Nobody can tell me where they are going or my American family. I love spending time with my family for thanksgiving. I like the holiday season because it lets me see my family when I’m good. [Emily sees Amy and me regularly. Her conditions for visiting with siblings are based on safety.]
I am happy that I came to America because I am brave. For some people it’s hard to be brave because they are afraid and can’t do anything. I was so brave to tell the judge that I wanted to come to America with my family. I’m so brave I never believed that my family never take away organs because I love my family. I learned that to be brave you have to just do it. P. S everyone pay attention to their adopted children to help families get new children.
Because it is the month of gratitude I want to write what I am thankful for on my blog:
4. Facebook so I can connect with people
5. Beauty I want you to look for things in your life that makes you grateful for.
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