Saturday, January 28, 2012

I-800 approval!

 US immigration has given their approval for us to adopt Huanyue! Next step..US Immigration communicates with the National Visa Center that we are approved. The NVC then electronically sends our file to the US Embassy in China. This is called "cableing". This is the approval of our visa petition. We hope to have this step completed in about 1 week. We're getting there!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Gifts and Celebrations

Yesterday marked the beginning of the Chinese New Year celebration.
Ivy received her first traditional silk outfit from some very dear friends at our church.

Celebrating the LOA, Ivy's sweet oldest sister and family blessed her with her first American dress.

Ivy, we pray this is the last holiday you celebrate alone.
Gong Xi Fa Cai!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Introducing Ivy Ruth "Huanyue"

We hope to travel in April to pick up our little treasure. She will turn five years old in May, and has lived in an orphanage in China her entire life.

LOA! (Letter of Acceptance)

We watched all morning for the truck to arrive with our Letter of Acceptance from China, formally approving us to adopt our little girl. The driver looks a little surprised by the camera!

Signing the official document!