Saturday, November 17, 2007

Ricky - Mommy is coming to get you!!!

Today we got our Letter of Acceptance, which means China has officially said "Yes" to us. We made it through review and match. Bill was a bit nervous -- thinking something would go wrong. We should officially receive it by FedEx tomorrow. We have to sign it and send it back. CCAI sends it to China then we wait for our Travel Approval. This takes anywhere between 2-3 weeks.

At that point, we get a US consulate appointment in Guangzhou to get Ricky's Visa. This appointment typically happens on day 14 or 15. So for example, if we get a January 4th appointment, you have to subtract 14 days from there. So we could be leaving for China before the end of the year and spend New Years in China with our new son as a new family. How neat is that?!?! ' Everything depends on the Consulate appointment. So we shall see!

This would also be a good time for Emily as she is on vacation from school so maybe she won't miss that much.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007


You know it is bad when you cannot recognize your baby but it is really difficult when you only have two pictures.
The picture saga....
A month ago, a family went to Fuling SWI and asked to see Fu Bao Bin (a.k.a. Ricky Bin Bin). They said he was in foster care. I think they were confused. There was another child with the same name - Fu Bao Bin who I have now discovered was in Foster Care. I'm not sure where Ricky is but I believe he is in at the orphanage. As of May he was in orphanage.
That photos were posted on the Fuling SWI website. I have gone through all of these new pictures. I think the one on the left could be Ricky. Child on left has a cleft lip scar like Ricky. To me they look alike - hair, and ears. Who knows....I wish we could get an update or someone say this is him. I have no way of knowing.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

My Little Bride of Frankenstein

We went trick-a-treating last night. We don't do it in our development because houses are too far apart. So we go "borrow" a neighborhood. Bill and I decided our next house will be in a child friendly neighboord like the one we go to for Halloween. Houses are decorated, people out on porches, kids being pulled in wagon. A great night!