Friday, May 29, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
The mug shot...isn't she cute???
Height: 25.6 in
Weight: 14.3 lbs
Head Size: 16.3 in
She is in the 5th percentile on the American growth charts and in the 10-25th percentile on the Chinese growth charts. So she is petite.
We were also told she:
~Has a ready smile
~Is fond of listening to music
~Is a deep sleeper
~Close to caregiver
~Quick in reaction
~Locates the direction of sound/voice
~Holds blocks in each hand at the same time
~Looks for the dropped toy.
~Reaches and grasps a toy beyond.
~Follows you with moving head from one side to the other.
~Distinguishes between acquaintance and strangers.
~Knows name, turns when called.
~Holds her head up while lying on her stomach
~Rolls from supine to prone position by herself.
Monday, May 25, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
To be known as: ???
Birthday: July 6, 2008 - She is 10 1/2 months old!
She is currently living in: Qianjiang Social Welfare Institute
Province: Chongqing (The province is light green in the lower middle of the map)
She was described to us as healthy with a little hair (not much), round face, big eyes, light complexion with kind of a half smile in her pictures.
That's all the info we have right now. We should receive pictures and more details about her on Friday.
Thank you God for this day!
America World is excited to announce some new information that was obtained this morning from the CCAA. The CCAA has confirmed that they have completed the matching process of children for the families whose adoption application documents were registered with their office before March 14, 2006. Though referrals have not yet arrived at AWAA, it is likely that they will arrive at any time in the next few days. As stated in earlier emails, America World does not receive confirmation from the CCAA on when referrals will arrive.
This is one of those rare situations, where they have announced the matching prior to sending the referrals. We know you are very excited to receive your referral and we will contact you as soon as referrals arrive in our office.
Words cannot express how I am feeling right now. After all these years it all feels surreal.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
Camden and his buddies, Will, William & Brendan:
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
The provinces I’ve heard about that aren’t confirming appointments to some agencies are: *Guangdong* Jiangxi* Beijing* Shanxi* Guizhou* Liaoning* Shandong
Some agencies are confirming appointments in these provinces with no problems. So far, I can’t find a logical reason why some are allowed to set appointments and others are not.
Five agencies have now confirmed that the CCAA is holding paperwork (referrals and in some cases TA’s) due to the swine flu. Just as many agencies have been told by the CCAA that it is business as usual and the longer period between referrals has nothing to do with the flu. Personally, I believe the first and not the latter at this point.
Two agencies have been told paperwork will be held until June, when the CCAA will look at the situation again. One agency is saying nothing will be mailed until September. The other agencies do not give a date. I tend to think that the CCAA is probably watching the situation and will begin mailing things when they think it is safe to do so.
One agency is saying that the CCAA has stopped matching. I don’t really think that is the case, and I’m mostly basing that on what happened during SARS. During SARS the CCAA kept matching, they just didn’t mail anything. When the crisis was over they mailed them out as fast as the various consulates could keep up.
As for why the CCAA isn’t making an announcement, I can make a few guesses. The first being that if they formally announce it then the press will pick up on it. I’m guessing that the media could make a nice big sensational headline out of it, so they aren’t going to give it to them.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Here I am with my selection. What else could it be but hearts??? I have loved and longed for this sweet child for many, many years.
Here's Camden with his three selections...fire, Sandy (from SpongeBob) and cats. Camden loves anything with fire on it and cats have long been his favorite animals. Just lately he said we should adopt all the kitties in the world that need a home. Too funny! I would be okay with that but for some reason I think Doug would object!
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
Here is Barb & I at our last Titus Meeting: