published Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Chattanooga adoption family stuck in Ukraine

A Chattanooga family is stuck in Ukraine after traveling there to adopt their newly adopted special needs children.

Kelly Reynolds has been in a holding pattern for the past four weeks while waiting for a passport for four-year-old Katerina and 18-month old Andrew. Her husband Ezra says the Ukrainian government has decided to print new passports, leading to the delay. Ezra recently returned to Chattanooga to help care for the couple's other two children, who were also adopted in Ukraine two years ago.

The Reynolds are among many American families who are stuck for the same reason. The American parents have shared their story with government officials in both countries, but there has been little to no movement. Press reports say Ukranian officials chose a new vendor to print passports and were unhappy with the result.

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