Delays……

So this week we were expecting our Article 5 approval.  Instead we found out because of issues/delays…something about inclement weather and lost FedEx drivers….doesn’t matter.  What it does mean is that we will NOT be traveling this month to bring our daughter home.  So now our expected travel time is early April.  All in Gods...
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I-800 approved!!

One more step closer…..we got our I-800 “provisional” approval (I-797) in the mail!!  It was approved on Jan. 26th.  Now we are waiting on our Visa’s!!  We are still loosely planning on March travel.  Still very surreal….Steve & I can’t believe we’ll have a little one in the house again real soon!!!!...
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Visit to Jiangyin..

On January 20th the very sweet Hui family visited Jiangyin after their “Gotcha” day.  They took many many pictures of Meili for us!!  Their daughter “Pearl” has been one of Meili’s playmates for the last year.  They are only 1 month apart in age and they share the same middle name “Wen”.  We are so...
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RA!! December 28th!!

Our RA came  A LOT  sooner than I thought.  The average is about 4.5 months and ours came in just over 2 months (67 days)!!  WOW!! So, now we are waiting for TA (travel approval).  Our agency had said we might be traveling in mid-late February.  I’m thinking more late February into March.  But what...
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DTC!! Oct. 16th

Well, We finally got our dossier to China…OCT 16th!!  It’s hard to believe that even after we got all the paper-chasing done it still took 3 months to finalize everything & send it to China.  I feel like I have run a marathon on my hands and knees!!  The waiting is killing me. I just...
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How this plays out…..

This is a crash course in China adoption for those of you interested….this is how it basically plays out! Two ways to adopt from China…Healthy Child & Waiting List Healthy Child – currently is taking years..around 4 years & the wait can increase. If you go this way, you want a “healthy” child with no...
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Not a blogger

I’m Tracy and I confess….I am NOT a “blogger”. I know in this day & time that this might be a bit surprising….there are about 100 things I would rather be doing then sitting at a computer typing my life away. BUT in saying that, I will try my best to document our adoption, all...
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