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. :-)