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Emotional adoption story for Ukrainian child

Saturday, Mar 15, 2014 - 01:25

March 15 - Ahead of Crimea referendum, American family welcomes home the last of four adopted Ukrainian children. Gavino Garay reports.

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A day ahead of a referendum in Ukraine's Crimea region -- The last adopted Ukrainian child of four makes it to the U.S. Tears of joy when for Nastia. The Bundy's had been without their last adopted child because of a delay in paperwork. The family's other three adopted children already made it home with their new dad. (SOUNDBITE) DAVID BUNDY SAYING: "With the things going on politically in Ukraine now with Crimea and with Russia it is very worrisome, I didn't know if the government was going to be disrupted to the point where we wouldn't get the things we needed to get done to complete the adoption." All of them lived through a violent uprising in Ukraine, after the country's then-president Viktor Yanukovich opted to build stronger economic ties with Russia. The E.R. doctor from Alabama, recounts what she saw. (SOUNDBITE) LISA BUNDY SAYING: "You could hear everything the bombs, the malatov cocktails, the gun fire...We went out one time and apparently there were snipers and we didn't know it until we got back to the apartment." Lisa Bundy stayed in Kiev with her new daughter, and saw her home herself. "We knew we would get it all done, it was a matter of going through the steps...happy to be a mom finally." Russia plans to annex the ethnically Russian region of Crimea. So far Russian President Vladimir Putin has shown no sign of stepping back in what is the most serious security crisis in Europe since the Cold War.

Emotional adoption story for Ukrainian child

Saturday, Mar 15, 2014 - 01:25

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