Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Adoption Pre-Approval Letter Received....

Small Triumphs along the way
We received our Pre-Approval Letter today


I opened my email and saw an email entitled, ¨Congratulations, your PA received!¨  We were told that it would take up to two weeks to receive our Pre-Approval from the Chinese government, what an amazing blessing that we received our letter three business days after submitting our Letter of Intent to adopt ¨Little M.¨

This is a photo of the actual letter with our names on it.  We blacked out Little ¨M´s¨ name and birthdate for privacy reasons.  It is so surreal to see your own name in a document written in Chinese.  I cannot describe the emotion that surrounded receiving this Pre-approval to adopt our daughter from China.



As we are jumping up and down with excitement that we have received our Pre-Approval to adopt Little M, there is one small thing that is hanging over our head.  The CCCWA or the China´s Center for Children´s Welfare and Adoption gives you a deadline once you have received your Pre-Approval letter.

May 22, 2016

We must work quickly to get our documents submitted before this deadline.  At first when you see a deadline given to you by a foreign government there is this sense of urgency, you don´t want to miss that kind of a deadline.   This isn´t like a deadline to turn in your report on Huckleberry Finn in high school, this is a deadline given to you by a foreign government to have paperwork submitted.  Yikes!  

After the moment of excitement and then anxiety over this looming deadline I realized, we are getting really close to being ready to submit our Dossier.  

  • We have finished 13 1/2 hours of Hague Training Classes
  • Birth certificates
  • Marriage License
  • Mission Release papers
  • Passports
  • Homestudy
  • Letter of employment
  • 4 reference letters
  • Letter of health benefits for adopted child
  • Medical exam
  • Blood tests
  • Fingerprints
  • Background checks
  • and so on...............
We are getting closer and closer to being able to pick up our sweet girl!  It is so hard to wait......

Sweet Little ¨M¨




I look at her pictures and the videos of her everyday.....I pray for her every night and every morning.  She has stolen our hearts and all of the stress, worry and frustration of all this paperwork, running to the bank to get things notarized, getting the run around by  insurance companies and my husbands employer about letters of employment will all be worth it.  


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