Wednesday, February 29, 2012

So Close!

We are now officially waiting on our final step...Travel Approval. When we get the TA, we buy our plane tickets and go pick up our little sweetie. Our Passports have arrived. Our Visas have arrived. So hurry up TA!!!!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Updated Photos!

It makes for a real happy day when this cute face shows up in your inbox!

The whole family crowded around the computer with squeals and teary eyes. Even our oldest kids were here to share in the fun. It was a blessing to hear that she looks at her photo album every day, and often tells her friends that she has parents!

Oh my heart!! We can hardly stand it. We're comin' to get you Ivy!

Friday, February 3, 2012


Our agency has forwarded our documents to the US Embassy in China for the last step before China will issue Travel Approval. The Consulate reviews the file and signs off that everything is in order. So we await this  "Article 5"  letter and then we move on to Travel Approval!!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Photo Album to China!

We sent a photo album to Ivy introducing her to the family and some other soon-to-be familiar sights around the house. (Thank you, Nancy, for the inspiration) Hopefully someone will take the time to read the notes to her and help her understand that she has a family! Here's a sampling of the pages:

We had so much fun creating it. I hope she has just as much fun looking at it!