Friday, December 18, 2009

Sometimes the Stork Comes In a Van

I didn't post these right away.
I accidently deleted every photo off my camera card.
I was so mad I'm pretty sure a bad word was said. Thanks to a very good friend, who has a program on his computer that retrieves the photos you ACCIDENTLY DELETE, I can share them with you. More importantly, I will have them for Isabella's Lifebook.

Last Week's Blizzard

Jonah and Trey

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Can't Slow Down!

Everything is going so fast!
After waiting 3 1/2 years (not to mention the 2 years it took to get all our paperwork finished), my head is spinning with all the approvals that have come back from China so fast.

We sent our Waiting Child application in on November 2.
Received our referral the next day November 3.
November 13 we accepted our referral of Long Xiaohua.
Sent our EA (Electronic Acceptance) in on Monday, November 23.
Received our PA (Pre Approval) back from the CCAA on Monday, November 30.
Two days later on December 2 we got our RA (Referral Approval) from the CCAA.

From November 2- December 2 the whole process of finding our child to becoming official ours has taken 1 month. If I had known this 3 years ago........

I am now working on getting TA (Travel Approval) which should come in the next 2 weeks.
We are being told that we will travel at the end of January.
My head is spinning with all that needs to be done before we leave!!