Saturday, May 20, 2006

One more step forward

Well our letter of intent went to China on May 12. We should get our pre-approval in about 6 weeks or so. Our homestudy will be done this weekend. Then our next step is to be fingerprinted by the CIS. Then we will wait for the precious 171-h. It is a form that gives us permission to bring Evan home. Some have waited lately as long as 3-4 months. We got our last one in 3 weeks. Everyone say a special prayer that we will not have to wait very long this time. That one paper is the one thing that could possibly put us very much later getting Evan than we expect.
We got new pictures of him this week. They are very cute. We spend a lot of time looking at them and dreaming of the day we will finally have him in our arms where he belongs.Mira loves to look at them and laugh and say "Ev Ev Ev" or "Bro Bro Bro" I know she doesn't understand what is about to happen to her world though Ha Ha.

I can't wait to share Evan's pics with you all!! As soon as I get that PA he will be all over this blog!!!

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Surprise!! It's a boy!!!!!

Well, we decided to adopt a waiting child. He will be 3 years old on May 11. He is living in the Luoyang Child Welfare Institute in Luoyang City, Henan Province, PRC. He has a cleft lip and palate. His lip has been repaired but we will have to have the palate surgery after we come home. He looks like a happy little guy. He is smiling in all his pics. He also looks a little mischievous. I'm sure he and Mira will be getting into all kinds of trouble together. (that is if they can stand each other) LOL We have to send a letter of intent to China to get pre-approval to adopt him and our dossier will go to China as usual. After dossier goes at the end of July, our travel approval to go get him could come in 2-4 months. Then we could travel in as little as 2 weeks. There is a possibility we could have him by Christmas!! What a Christmas that would be.
More realistically, We are looking at traveling in January. If it is earlier, that would be a great surprise. We cannot post any pictures of him until we get pre-approval so as soon as that comes, we will post. Until then, here are some new ones of Mira.