Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Does it look like her? We tried to pose the hands, but couldn't make them stay. Well, almost, but not quite as cute as our baby girl!!!
Monday, February 26, 2007
Please pray with us for this!
Saturday, February 24, 2007
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Even in Chinese, He reminds us He is in control! See the picture below. Pretty cool!! It will definitely be a part of her decor!!
Monday, February 19, 2007
Thursday, February 15, 2007
We do know that God is still in control, and that He loves Emma more than we do. His timing will be perfect, it is just sometimes difficult for us to understand. We have faith that He will keep her well until she is home with us!
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
CONGRATULATIONS! Your dossiers were sent to China today, Febraury 13th, 2006! I am thrilled for each one of you and it has been great working with each of you! You are now entering the Waiting Phase of the adoption process, which may seem daunting, but please remember that we are always here for you! If you need anything as you wait, please do not hesitate to contact us!
Currently, it is taking 3-4 weeks to get logged into the CCAA, and it will take approximately one month (after you are logged in) for us to receive confirmation regarding your log in date. Once you are logged in, the current referral time is 8-9 months. This time frame has been fluctuating for some time, so it is hard to predict how the time frame will continue to move. I will keep you up to date regarding any changes. Once you receive your referral, it typically takes 7-8 weeks until you travel.
Again…CONGRATULATIONS! We are thrilled to be sending your paperwork to China! You can now take a big sigh of relief and celebrate!
Capture a child's heart, one life at a time...
Monday, February 12, 2007
Won't it just be wonderful when we hold our precious little daughter in our arms?
We can't wait!
Tuesday, February 6, 2007
One year ago today, we were in Washington, DC at the US Department of State at 7:00 am getting our dossier documents sealed, signed by Condolesa Rice, then it was off to the Chinese Consulate for authentication. You had to be in their office with documents handed over by 11:00 in order to get them back the same day. We were there early, about 8:30, even before they opened. However, as we were filling out the forms to give them, counted our documents, and realized we were one short. We had the hotel make copies of all our documents including the state seals, and they had left one, our I-171H on their copy machine. Bobby had to walk back to the car, drive back to the hotel, get the form, and get back by the time they called our number. They called while he was gone, but were wonderful, and said as soon as he returned with the document, to come back to the window and they would take us.
Forms were authenticated, we picked them up at 1:30, and stopped in Harrisonburg at a FedEX, made copies of the Chinese authentications, and FedEx'd all to Living Hope, so our dossier could finally be mailed to China. Then, the wait began!!!