Thursday, December 29, 2011

Article 5

We received an e-mail overnight from the US consulate in Guangzhou, China that our Article 5 is ready to be picked up by our agency representitive.  From this point we are waiting to receive our TA (travel approval) from the CCCWA which could take anywhere from 3-8 weeks.

We sent Jordan a birthday care package.  His 2nd birthday was on the 26th.  I hope to get some pictures of his birthday party soon.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Provisional Approval

We received our approval from Homeland Security to bring Jordan into the USA!!!  We will now be traveling to China in about 2 months.  Because of Chinese New Year and Christmas I think we may be delayed until mid February.
I also got more pictures of Jordan a few days ago.  The service I used to send Jordan a care package got more pictures of him with the backpack on that was sent.  He doesn't look too happy to have that thing on his back;) 

Friday, November 18, 2011

More pictures!!!!

There is a family in China right now adopting their little girl who is at the same orphanage that Jordan resides.  They got some new pictures for me when they visited the orphanage!  Yay!

He looks like he is ready for us to come get him!

Isn't he ADORABLE :)  I want to kiss those little cheeks! and see him smile!

We are still waiting on our approval from Homeland Security to say we can bring Jordan into the States.  I expect it to be coming soon.  Then it will be about another 2 months until we travel.  Can't wait.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Update and pictures of Jordan

I ordered and sent a care package to Jordan soon after we got our acceptance from China.  Part of the package includes an update and new pictures.  We received them last night.  The growth update has him at 10kg and his height at 77cm (which is what he was on Sept 1 ), so his height isn't updated.  The nannies say that he "loves eating and has a small temper.  For example, when he goes out for playing, if nanny doesn't hold him in her arms, he will be unhappy.  He is a little unhappy for taking photos of him.  Anyway, he is a very cute child!"
As you can imagine, we are always thrilled to get new pictures.  He looks like he has grown a lot from the last pictures.  He's not looking like a baby anymore:(
We can't wait to bring him home.  Just a couple more months!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Monday, October 31, 2011

We got our LSC!!!

Just got a phone call from our adoption agency that they received our acceptance letter from China.  Basically this means that JORDAN IS OURS!!!  Now we can post pictures of him.  We will be travelling to get him in 3-4 months!  We are SUPER excited!!!  Josiah and I were jumping up and down in the kitchen.
Yay, thank you Lord!  You are so good!  Hang on Jordan, we are one step closer to bringing you home!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Hard wait

It's so hard to look at recent pictures of Jordan looking so sad and I can't do anything about it.  I have been praying daily that he is given opportunities to play with the toys that I sent and has his lovies in his crib when he sleeps.  I am also praying that he gets some kind of one on one attention, even if it's just a couple of minutes a day.  I long to hold him and love on him.  I can't wait for him to be home!  We love him so much.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Got new pictures!

We received two new pictures of Jordan with the two packages that we sent.  It was so good to see Jordan holding the stuffed blue hippo that we sent. 
We also received a video of Jordan that another couple got while they were visiting the orphanage with their daughter.  We thought at first that Jordan was not available for them to take his picture.  Turns out they did get pictures of him, I just did not recognize him.  Every picture I get, he looks different.  I've been watching that video over and over since we got it yesterday.
I'm so thankful to God for people who are willing to get pictures of my precious child.  It helps me during this long wait.
I will be posting all of his pictures as soon as we get the Letter Seeking Confirmation from China.  This is our official referral of Jordan and when he is officially ours. 

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Log In Date

We received our log in date ( August 30) today.  This day is our official date that our dossier is registered with China.
Now we wait for the Letter Seeking Confirmation, which is our "official" referral of Jordan.  This will take approximately 2-3 months.
I also got confirmation that the package I sent to China on August 18 finally got there.  It should be at the orphanage by now and hopefully Jordan is enjoying all the toys and lovies we sent.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Sent off our dossier!!!

We received the last document needed to complete our dossier today.  The UPS guy got here around 5:30 pm and I rushed out the door to the UPS Store to send our completed dossier to the adoption agency.  Hopefully, if everything is correct, the dossier will be mailed to China on Friday! 
Now we wait approx. 7 months to go get Jordan. Aaaah!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Waiting for I-797

We are currently waiting for our authenticated copy of the homeland security paperwork to come back from Washington, DC.  Once we get this piece of paper back, our dossier will be done!  I should be sending it to the agency next week.
There is a lady that I "met" on a yahoo group for the orphanage who will be traveling to China today.  She will be traveling to the orphanage to visit and she graciously said that she will try to get a picture or video of Ming Ming.  I hope she can.  It would be so wonderful to see video of him!
We expect to travel sometime in March.  This wait is so HARD.  I am trying to send a care package to Ming Ming.  Hopefully I will be able to send it today.  I am waiting on an e-mail from the lady who organizes it.