Wednesday, June 9, 2010


That's how many times Anastasija's blog has been visited!!!! That means that she has been thought of at least 1075 times!!! Let's turn those thoughts into prayers that God would provide a family for her!!! PLEASE SHARE THIS BLOG WITH EVERYONE YOU KNOW!!!! Do it for a sweet little blonde-headed, green-eyed girl who needs a family!


  1. Every child should have a home and family to call their own.
    I don't know how familiar you are with Latvia. Unfortunately Russia tried to russify Latvia for 50 years. Anastasia is a product of ethnic russians that still live in Latvia but refuse to learn latvian.
    Therefore, your "Latvian princess" is not Latvian but an ethnic russian who does not speak the official language of Latvia for one reason or another.
    Learning english while she is here in America is a good thing only if she is adopted by an american family. If she returns to Latvia and does not speak latvian it will handicap her in every aspact of her life.
    Of course I am assuming she does not speak latvian which is the official language of Latvia not russian.

    Wishing her a wonderful summer

  2. Dear Anonymous,
    We consider Anastasija a "Latvian princess" because she lives in Latvia. We know very little about her at this point. Yes, we are told she speaks Russian, and that she lives close to the Russian border...possibly the reason she speaks Russian. We do not know if she speaks Latvian or English, as well.
    Regardless of language, if she is not adopted she will be handicapped in life because of the fact that she is an orphan. My goal is not to teach her to be fluent in English, or Latvian, or any other language. She will not be here long enough for that. My hope is to find a family who will do what is required to make her a part of their family.
    Yes, EVERY child deserves a family! And I will do what I can to help at least one at a time!

  3. Dear Kerry
    Thank you for your reply to my comment. I hope Anastasia is with you by now.
    Just a little backround for your information.
    I was born in Latvia but my parents decided to flee in 1944 because they knew if they stayed they would have to live under communism. We came to America in 1949 and appreciate all the opportunities this wonderful country has given me.
    Unfortunately for 50 years Russia tried to russify Latvia and when communism fell in 1991 these people where in limbo. Now they were living in Latvia which was not part of the Soviet Union anymore.
    Even though russian was the official language during those oppressive years most older latvians never gave up speaking latvian. Therefore they are fluent in both languages. Not true so for a large per cent of the ethnic russians who have no allegiance to Latvia and therefore do not encourage their children to learn latvian.
    Children are amazignly resilient and I'm sure she will pick up english in no time. I don't see how she could enjoy herself if she could not communicate with you.
    When my daughter was in high school we had an exchange student from Germany for the summer. By the time she had to return we knew german and she english.
    Look forward to reading more about Anastasia.

    My best
    Zigrida Dzenis
    New Jersey


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