Monday, August 1, 2011

PA -- After 32 long days!!

We got our Pre-Approval today, after 32 long days!!  This means the Peoples Republic of China has officially given of pre-approval to adopt Emma.    We also are allowed to share pictures now -- here she, ADORABLE!!





The next steps is our Letter of Approval from China (a 30-100 day wait). Prior to travel, the LOA is the last approval we will recieve from China.  Obviously 30-100 days is a huge variance in wait time but we know now that China has reviewed our dossier and translated part of it so hopefully some of the hard stuff is done. 

On another exciting note -- I was in MN this weekend visitng my sister and I picked up some adorable crib bedding at a garage sale. For $14, Emma now has starfish, crabs, and seahorse pottery barn kids bedding, lamp, and wall decorations. :-)  Matt even agreed to paint the room a sand color and do some wainscotting (I am a freak for wainscotting).

Also, while in MN I was able to meet a fellow adoption blogger for an "adult only" coffee on Saturday morning. I love Mary and am so excited for her family to bring home Gracie -- you can follow their blog here!

Yea for Pre-Approval and thank you to Living Hope (our agency) for putting up with our regular phone calls checking in our status!! I promise not to call again to check on my status for at least 60 days. :-)

10 comments:

Nancy said...

Wow! She's gorgeous! So happy for you - and thanks for posting the pics as soon as you could! :-)

Mary said...

OOOOHHHHH, she's so cute!!! I absolutely adore her little tuft of hair!! Can't tell you how thrilled I am for you, and that we are FINALLY able to see these gorgeous pictures!!! And I love you, too!!! ;-)

Martha said...

She is adorable!! Yay for pre-approval is right ;)

Jenn Burchill said...

Congratulations! She is just precious. So happy for you and can't wait to meet her.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!! She is so adorable!!! I am so happy you can breathe easy now :)
-Lovebug from RQ :)

Aimee said...

Yahoo! I'm so delighted to hear your good news, and it's great being able to see her picture, too. What a cutie! How old was she when it was taken?

Tera said...

Congrats!! That would be a horrible wait! I see you are with Living Hope...may just have to use them next time as I have followed blogs of 2 others from there and it seems you all get SUPER fast referrals!! I hope you get a quick LOA!
sweetgirls from RQ

Katy said...

Yea for the Lillie family!! Emma is tooooo cute.

Johanna said...

Emma is precious!! Congratulations!

Football and Fried Rice said...

Congrats on PA for your sweet Emma!