Monday, March 15, 2010

Letter Of Approval has arrived ! Day 74!

Hopefully we will have our Travel Approval in 2 months, and then it's off to China we go!

"What makes the difference between wishing and realizing our wishes? Lots of things, and it may take months or years for a wish to come true, but it's far more likely to happen when you care so much about a wish that you'll do all you can to make it happen."   ~ Fred Rogers

Here it is!
Official Letter Of Approval!


  1. Congratulations! I am so happy for you all!

    Start your packing lists!

  2. Marla- your blog is beautiful and boy did I cry! I can't wait to follow your journey in China and then meet Miss Bella Jade when she comes to her forever home. She is so cute and I know Amanda will love meeting a Guangxi sister! All the best to you and your family. See you soon!

    Laurie, Rob and Amanda

  3. Sam - Marla,
    I can't tell you how many times I wept reading this gloriously beautiful tribute
    to your adorable child.
    How wonderful for all your children to have this much love surrounding them!
    Such an exciting time for you.
    God bless you all while you make marvelous memories in the years to come with Bella Jade.


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Our Adoption Timeline:

Begin Home Study:
August 10, 2009
Liu Chun Tian
Referral Photos:
August 19, 2009
Letter Of Intent:
August 24, 2009
September 2, 2009
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Home Study Completed:
October 5, 2009
I-800A Sent:
October 6. 2009
Immigration Approval:
November 19, 2009
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December 18, 2009
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December 31, 2009
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I-800 Sent:
I-800 Approval:
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June 12, 2010
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July 4th, 2010