Thursday, December 20, 2007

Guess What Friends and Family???

We are going to China!
Yes we are booked!
Yes we have plane tickets! and Yes paid for....

We are leaving on Jan 17th. Consulate appointment is on the 29th. We will be home on Feb 1st.

Details to follow on exact itinerary.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Thursday, December 13, 2007

New Immigration Form is coming!!!!

I got an email from the Adoption Officer at Immigration. It has been approved and is being placed in the mail!!!!!

So what's next?

We get this golden ticket. Agency can make consulate appointment in China for us. We need this appointment to bring Ricky into the USA. This appointment is the last thing we do in China. So basically they make the appointment then backtrack 14-15 days- that's when we leave.

We are so close!!!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Update to the Fingerprint Situation

We found out yesterday that my father in laws fingerprints failed. There is a FBI hotline number you can go and check.

We went today for the oath - basically you have to swear you are not a criminal.

Now we wait....Travel Department will not make a consulate appointment without it.

It could be tomorrow, it could be in two days, it could be next week. Adoption Officer at immigration was really all over the place on when it will be issued.

We are shooting for Jan 10th to leave.

Friday, December 07, 2007

TA has arrived

and we are not ready.

one word...


no word yet.

who the hecks knows when

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Updated Picture of Ricky!

We got an update on the little man. He is now 15 months old as of Dec 2nd. He is walking. Big note -- he is in foster care. So he is getting one on one attention. That is good! He will probably go through a grief stage when he pick him up. Oh yeah he is now 22 lbs. He has gained 4 lbs in the last 3 months.

He can not say any words.
He can walk on his own.
He sleeps soundly, but occasionally he will wake.
He does not suck his thumb.

He is not shy with strangers.
When he is fussy, holding him up and walking around will make him calmed down.

Foster Care:
He is in the foster care and there are foster parents and grandma.

He eats rice, vegetable and drink milk.
His current schedule for eating and sleeping:
Sleeping time: 8:30 pm -7:30 am,
Napping time: 1:00 pm
Eating time: 7:30 am drink milk and then have breakfast
12:00 lunch
5:30 pm dinner
8:30 pm drink milk.


We have an issue with my father in laws fingerprints. In order to go to China we have to have valid fingerprints for all members of the household. This is for Ricky's US VISA to enter the states. We hope to have it cleared up tomorrow. We have a special friend that is helping us getting into the fingerprint appt. This is a miracle that we are being helped out. Otherwise we would have to wait another 2 plus weeks to get fingerprinted, which would delay our trip.

Please think good thoughts about this. If his fingerprints are cleared, we will hopefully remain close to schedule -- We will leave after Xmas or right after new years.