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SHOTLIST: AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYAtlanta - March 14, 20141. Wide shot of Lisa Bundy and Nastia exiting airport security area, family is seen running toward them2. Medium shot of Lisa Bundy hugging David Bundy3. SOUNDBITE (English) David Bundy, adoptive father: "It's really great to get all of us together. We have been working for this day for a long, long time. And, I can't exactly express how happy I am right now. I don't think it's fully hit me yet."4. Medium of Lisa Bundy hugging adopted son Max5. Close up shot of "Welcome Home Nastia" sign6. SOUNDBITE (English) Lisa Bundy, adoptive mother: "It's a little surreal because you dream about this day for a long, long time and then, it comes, and you're lile, 'Oh my gosh, it's actually here!' Every point of today was something I had looked forward to -- getting on the plane in Kiev, getting on the plane to Atlanta, seeing everybody here."7. Medium shot of Lisa Bundy with adopted daughter Karina, adopted son Max and adopted daughter Alla8. SOUNDBITE (English) Lisa Bundy, adoptive mother: "This is the easy part. The hard part is building a family dynamic. And, you know, getting started on school. And, you know, trying to establish a new normal for them. Their normal ha been an orphanage for, actually -- all of them -- between nine and twelve years. So, this is all new for them. They're learning how to be a part of a family, too."9. Karina, Lisa Bundy, Nastia, David Bundy, Alla and Max pose for a photographSTORYLINE: An Alabama couple and the four children they adopted amid the violence in Ukraine safely reunited Friday in Atlanta's main airport. Montgomery physician Lisa Bundy flew into Atlanta's Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport with her 16-year-old daughter Nastia. Her husband, photographer David Bundy, flew home from the Ukraine capital of Kiev three weeks ago with the three younger children they adopted. "It's a little surreal because you dream about this day for a long, long time and then, it comes, and you're like, `Oh my gosh, it's actually here!' " Lisa Bundy said. "Every point of today was something I had looked forward to _ getting on the plane in Kiev, getting on the plane to Atlanta, seeing everybody here." The family had planned to return together when all four adoptions were completed. But after bullets started flying past their apartment near the protests in Kiev, they decided for safety reasons he should leave with the three children whose adoptions had been completed. "What's next is figuring out how to be a family," she said. "And going back to work. This is the easy part." Nastia's adoption was held up by paperwork problems and a judge's illness. David Bundy said government offices kept operating despite the violence in Independence Square and the tension with Russia, and his wife was finally able to complete Nastia's adoption and obtain the paperwork to travel to the U.S. David Bundy, 47, and his wife, 40, began looking at adoption after not having any children of their own. In the summer of 2013, the couple volunteered with Bridges of Faith, a program that brings orphans from Ukraine to Alabama for a month of cultural enrichment. Through the program, they met Nastia and made plans to adopt her. Later, they met three siblings _ 14-year-old Karina, 11-year-old Max and 9-year-old Alla _ and decided their home could handle four children. The Bundys arrived in Kiev on Nov. 22 and rented an apartment near Independence Square to be close to government offices, shops and restaurants. The protests began in the square about a week before, and dealing with protesters became a daily part of the couple's routine. Bundy said the sound of gunfire and exploding homemade bombs began to frighten the children, and that's when they made the decision to split up. Lisa Bundy and Nastia moved out of the main part of the city for safety while they completed the adoption. A judge approved it March 3, and then they began getting the passport and visa necessary to return home. In Montgomery, David Bundy has been giving the three younger children lessons each day. Some are about America and about improving their English. Others are about how to convert metric units into the U.S. system.(****END****)