Saturday, April 26, 2008
Posted by Mommy Doodle at 10:02 PM
Friday, April 25, 2008
ago our paperwork was officially logged in to the CCAA. The paperwork sat on a shelf in China for a year until we were matched with the Mermaid. The wait is almost over...I hope it comes soon!
Posted by Mommy Doodle at 8:29 PM
Friday, April 18, 2008
I asked Ted to take a picture of the front of the office to put in the Mermaid's book. He thought it would be funny to take it with his thumb in the picture!
On our way home, we stopped to have dinner with our friends, Don, Melanie and Alexander. The boys got to play and they showered us with gifts for the Mermaid! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Posted by Mommy Doodle at 10:37 PM
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Posted by Mommy Doodle at 10:38 PM
Twilighter is doing much better. He is up, eating and walking around.
No LOA paperwork...hopefully, it will come soon from China.
We go for fingerprinting tomorrow...moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!
Posted by Mommy Doodle at 10:30 PM
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Posted by Mommy Doodle at 5:27 PM
Our beloved greyhound, Twilighter is currently at the Vet in surgery. He has a growth on his side that needs to be removed and biopsied. While he is under, they will clean his teeth. They were always yucky since he came from the track...his breath...UGGHHH!! But we love him any way. Say a prayer, he will be 12 this August. He is a tough, old stubborn dog...and the apple of the Pirates eye!!!
Will update when we know something.
Posted by Mommy Doodle at 12:15 PM
Sunday, April 13, 2008
we sent our letter to China to inform them we want to be the Mermaids Mommy, Daddy and big Brother. We are praying that this will be the week!!! The week to get the papers (LOA) we have been waiting to sign. Once that happens, it will take 2 to 4 weeks to get our travel arrangements (TA). That letter will give us the dates we will be allowed to travel in China. Our guides in China will then make a consulate appointment so we can officially bring the Mermaid into the US and she can become a US citizen. So, between all of that, packing, making airline arrangements and getting the house ready...we will be busy!!!!
I can't wait....
Posted by Mommy Doodle at 8:26 PM
Friday, April 11, 2008
Our Visa's for traveling to China came today. They were issued out of the Houston Texas Chinese Consulate. I had to hire a courier to hand deliver our passports to the consulate. Much easier than flying in myself and doing it! All it is is a little sticker on a page in our passports. That's it!!! So, we can go multiple times to China till March 2009 with our Visa's. I just want to go once and get my girl. China better move those papers... the clock is ticking.
Posted by Mommy Doodle at 11:32 PM
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Our USCIS office ROCKS! We have to get our fingerprints renewed...since we have been waiting SOOOOO.... long. I had to send them a letter to request a new appointment and I asked very nicely if they could schedule it during our Spring Break. They did!!!
We go on Friday next week...yeah! I am going to be the moisturizer queen all week...
Posted by Mommy Doodle at 5:04 PM
Sunday, April 6, 2008
Posted by Mommy Doodle at 9:33 PM
Thursday, April 3, 2008
I spoke with our social worker from our agency today. She seems to think we could hear something as soon as mid-April. For those of you that don't know, the LOA is the Letter of Acceptance. It means that China agrees to the adoption. we sign it and send it back. Then the American consulate sets an appointment and we get travel dates. June maybe???
WOW! That would be great...please,please, please!!!!!
Posted by Mommy Doodle at 10:27 PM
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Posted by Mommy Doodle at 8:32 PM