Friday, July 29, 2011

We're getting there!

Today we received an email from our agency stating that our Article 5 has been picked up and delivered to the proper place. This is our paperwork and a letter that says that everything is in place for an international adoption to be completed and the US Embassy is aware of it. Now all our paperwork and approvals are at the China Center for Children's Welfare and Adoption. They will determine when we are allowed to travel to pick up our daughter and complete the adoption. So we are now awaiting Travel Approval. This is the last step until we fly all the way to the other side of the earth to bring home the youngest member of our family...Rachel!

Rachel - in the lower right corner

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Ready to Go!

We're ready to go to China to bring home our darling daughter, but unfortunately we have 2 more steps to go before we receive our travel dates. We should hear about the next step around July 29th. Then it could be 2-4 weeks until we receive travel approval. Once we have travel approval our China appointments and reservations can be made and we'll know when we can leave. Yippee! We're almost there!

Rachel receiving a book in June of 2010

I've been buying a few things here and there that we will need for the size this and travel size that. We are limited as to how much luggage we can take, and I'm a little nervous about fitting all our necessities in the amount of luggage we are allowed. That doesn't even take into account things we will be bringing home. We want to bring a few things home that we can give to our daughter over the years on special occasions.

The best news of all.....we are fully funded! We have all the money we need for the trip! God is sooooooooo good!

Thank you all for your prayers and support. It means the world to us, and we hope you will continue to pray for us and think about us throughout the rest of this journey.