Can a woman forget her nursing child, or lack compassion for the child of her womb? Even if these forget, yet I will not forget you. Isaiah 49:15
Maxim Isaiah Nance
My courtroom experience was completely different that what I had been preparing for. I was ready for 90+ minutes of tough questioning from the prosecutor. She didn't ask me one single question! Either the judge was very busy today, or everyone was in awe of the sheer number of children that I am mothering. I'm leaning toward the former!
Sorry the pictures are out of order and I cannot fix them here without my computer. The photo above is a quick snap of Mxim's new grouppa room. Very dark and crowded.
Below is me after passing court, with the orphanage representative, the inspector (social worker) and the prosecutor. The judge did not have time to get in on the photo!
Maxim was born in Sevastopol, which is on the Crimean peninsula. How and why he was transferred to this city and region are a mystery to me. He would have normally been transferred to the invalid home in Belogorsk, outside of Simferopol. That's right. If we had not adopted Theo, Zhen, and Maxim, they might have been living in the same invalid home. They might have been friends.
Now they will be brothers for life.
If you say MACK-sum, this little boy will not know who you are talking to. They way his name is pronounced here is more like Mock-seem. Once he is settled into the family, we will likely give him a nickname that has nothing whatsoever to do with his actual name