Tuesday, September 25, 2012

What a difference a year makes!


Roller Blader


LOA Issues

I knew there was going to be a problem with the LOA's having different orphanage names on the paperwork.  Apparently, Kanani's LOA discrepancy is between literal Mandarin Chinese spelling (Wulumuqi) and Uyghur, the local ethnic minority, spelling (Urumqi).

Ming's is misspelled in three different places.  Oh my, will I ever get to my children?!

Ming turns 12 in February, I really hope to travel and be home in time to celebrate his birthday in the US.  I missed his 11th birthday, I don't plan on missing another one.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Kanani's Package

I sent an e-mail to the orphanage alerting them to expect a package for Kanani.  I hope she likes her little gifts.


The LOA's arrived and are ready to be signed.  There is a discrepancy in the spelling of the orphanage names.  I need to make sure that I put the correct information on the I800 application, I don't need any additional delays.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Letter Of Acceptance


Wouldn't you know, the one day I forget my cell phone at home, CCAI is trying to reach me.  I discovered the message last night around 8pm.  I didn't give it much thought and left a message for them this morning.  At around 11am, they called to say that both LOA's arrived at their office.

WOW, things are moving pretty quickly now.


Orphanage E-mail

I received an e-mail from Kanani's orphanage.  I have to thank my friend and china contact for this.  He contacted the orphanage to get updated information for me.  In turn, he sent me the orphanage e-mail address.

I received an e-mail from them and they are so happy to find out that Xin Huazhen has a family.  They assured me that they will start preparing her for adoption.

They have been informed that I will be sending her a package......that's my current project.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Updated Information for Kanani

I received updated information for Kanani.  She is now 63 lbs and 56" tall.  I had to run out an purchase a pretty little Hello Kitty shirt and a pair of jeans.

I'm working on putting a care package together to send to her.  I know, this time, I will send it FEDEX.  I sent Ming 2 packages and he only received one, in addition, he only received a couple of things that were in that box.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Beautiful and Sporty

You never know what you will find when you can't sleep and stay up all night combing through yahoo groups.  The night I found these 2 videos was certainly worth being sleep deprived the next morning.



She's a Princess!!



Today, I received the call from my wonderful, amazing agency, CCAI, that I officially have PA for my little girl.  China has granted me that so sought after singles waiver.

She is currently residing Xinjiang province, which is the same province as Ming.  Both children will be coming home together.

Thank you:  CCAI
KARIN F. AdvocateWC Yahoo group, for without you I wouldn't have found her. 
ERIN  AdvocateWC Yahoo group
BAAS Adoption Agency for transferring her file to CCAI
Vicky for your prayers, encouragement and being the first single to obtain a singles waiver.  


Monday, September 10, 2012

~~~~~~~File Locked~~~~~~~~~~

At 5:10pm, CCAI notified me that my LOI has been submitted for the little girl I am pursuing.  Her file is officially LOCKED.

CCAI decided to take a different approach prior to submitting my LOI. CCAI requested that I submit my professional experience that I have working with the little girls non-correctable special need and supports.  CCAI in turn submitted the information to their Beijing staff, who would advocate on my behalf.  CCCWA requested that my LOI be submitted, while CCAI's Beijing staff is standing by to answer any question working from the information that was previously sent.

I pray for pre-approval and that my next blog post will be that I was granted a single's waiver, have PA and can introduce my daughter.

Monday, September 3, 2012

The Time Has Come!!

The first draft of my home study update has been completed.  It was submitted to CCAI for a quick review and they have given me the green light to proceed with submitting my LOI.  They will need to request a single's waiver, in order for me to do a concurrent adoption.

Certain waivers are easier to obtain than others, and I aware of only one (1) other parent who received a single's waiver.

I will pray and leave it in God's hands that this little girl is meant to be a part of my family and that I will bring her home with my son Ming.