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One Giant Leap

Well, hold onto your hats folks, because WE’RE OFFICIALLY APPROVED by China to adopt our sweet little girl. On Friday at exactly 5:37 pm we got a call from our adoption agency in Oregon letting us know that they had … Continue reading

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Hearts All Over the Place

Today, the Monday after a quiet but lovely Thanksgiving holiday and 101 days into our wait for the elusive LOA, we got a new picture of our little girl. It came in the third email of the day from our … Continue reading

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The Waiting is the Hardest Part

Tom Petty sure did have that one right! We wanted to wait for something to happen in our adoption timeline before updating the blog, and then yesterday we got word that we’ve reached yet another important milestone in the process: … Continue reading

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What a BEAUTY!

When we accepted the referral for our daughter, we had a few photos of her, but they were at least a year old. We requested updated photos and were told that since the orphanage is so large, it could take … Continue reading

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We have a match!

Wow! We have a daughter! We assumed this would happen early next year, but only 13 days after our dossier was shipped to China, we got THE CALL. I was at work, it was 2:11 PM on Friday August 23rd, … Continue reading

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The Beginning

Surprise! We’re adopting a little girl! We don’t know her yet, but we do know that she’s a very long flight away in China, and that we can’t WAIT to meet her and start our family. As we go through … Continue reading

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It’s hard to believe, but our dossier is complete.

It’s hard to believe, but after months of collecting information, offering information, begging for information, and paying for information, the day is finally here. Our documents have been County, State, Department of State and Chinese Embassy authenticated and it’s time … Continue reading

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