Wednesday, September 02, 2009

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”

On August 26, 2009, we submitted a 
Letter of Intent 
to the China Center of Adoption Affairs;

In a nutshell, the Letter of Intent says: 
"Please give us pre-approval to adopt Liu Chun Tian into our home and hearts, 
we promise to take care of her and love her and we will never abandon her"...
(If only you will say yes.......and grant us the waiver we require...
since we are married for only one year and you require five years in our circumstances...)

Then I took off to Chicago for a few days to spend some time 
with Jakey and Ava Rose before school started...

We saw the dolphins at Shedd's Aquarium

And while we were watching a performance of 
Cirque Shanghai on Navy Pier...

...something incredible was happening...

...back in the hotel room I checked my email 
and saw this note from our agency:

Dear Marla: 

Guess? I just received your PA!! 




1 comment:

  1. Congratulations, even though it's a little bit late. But I am not surprised at all that you finally get the pre-approval. You know that, there is always an exception in China to anything. But I prefer to believe that's your love for your daughter move the creator to let you guys be together in the end. You are just amazing!


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August 10, 2009
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August 19, 2009
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October 5, 2009
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October 6. 2009
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