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8.04.2009

Good news from a distant land!

Today the kids and I went to the pool because frankly, it's too hot to do ANYTHING else outside. When we got home I found an email from the waiting child program director at our adoption agency in my inbox. Her line?

"Good news from a distant land!"

And of course the attachment was our PA!
(which reads as follows:)

"The application of XXXXXX and XXXXXX for adoption of XXX XXX
XXX from XXXXXXX Children's Welfare Institute, XXXXXX of XXXXX
province that you submitted was received. It is hereby advised that with a
review of the basic family situation and the Rehabilitation and Nurture Plan
for the Child made by the family, the China Centre of Adoption Affairs agrees
to handle and process the case as an adoption of a special-need child after the
application file arrives (deadline November 04,2009, that day inclusive).

China Centre of Adoption Affairs"

So now that we have this level of approval, it's time to introduce our beautiful little girl! Here are the two pictures that we fell in love with! (Obviously they are a bit outdated ~ they were taken in February of last year ~ but they are too cute not to share!)














The left shot is the one that I first saw. Even blurred, I wanted to kiss those sweet chubby cheeks. Then we got the right one with her referral information. The spunk shown in trying to escape from the stroller reminded us of another kid who lives in this house...

We're doing the happy dance and praising God in our house today! I think dinner at Pei Wei may be in order...

**It's still going to be a long time until travel, but tonight we'll soothe some of our aching desire to know Darcy by submitting a request for updated information through Ladybugs 'N Love!**

30 comments:

Melissa said...

Oh, I am beyond words right now looking at your beautiful daughter! Make sure you celebrate tonight! Congratulations on your PA!!!!

Donna said...

Yippppeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!
Love & Hugs to all of you!! Enjoy your time of celebration!!

Larisa said...

omg, how precious!!! Praying hard!!

Anonymous said...

YAY!!! Love those chubby cheeks!! Congrats!
Stephanie Y

Anna Grace`s Jie Jie said...

Congrats!!

Angela said...

Congratulations!! She is beautiful!

Michelle said...

She is beautiful! Love those cheeks and can't wait to follow your journey.

Nicole said...

It's a wonderful feeling with every approval, every time. Congratulations!!

Ann Marie said...

Congratulations!! She is beautiful!

Ann Marie
joyfullybusy.blogspot.com

Jenn said...

Doing it again...following you on another journey. So excited for your PA!!
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Jenn

Jenn said...

Oh my goodness!!! Darcy is soooooo cute!! She is just absolutely precious!! Happy Dance indeed!! :)

Nancy said...

Woo hoo!!!! She is so cute, I wanna pinch her cheeks too!

Tigger said...

So worth the wait for the pictures, Darcy is beautiful and will be a wonderful addition to your family. Can't wait to follow your next journey.

Brooke

Jess and Tim said...

So exciting! She is just beautiful!!! Can't wait to see updated pictures!

Jess

Allison said...

A million congratulations for all of you! Yay!

Pam said...

Congratulations on your good news from a distant land!!!!!

Oh, and Darcy has the cutest cheeks. EVER. They are just waiting for your kissies!

Ally said...

Oh my goodness! she is just so beautiful:) I cannot imagine the joy you all must be feeling. God is so Good!

Tricia said...

I just got to this post. How funny that you use the phrase "happy dance" after I just typed that in my email to you. Great minds think a like!!

Again, congratulations, and I'm so excited for all of you!

Much love,
Tricia

Carla said...

Yeah, congratulations!! She is a sweetie, can't wait to see updated pictures of her. So happy for your family.

In Him,
Carla

Amy Kelly said...

Darcy is beautiful! I am tears! I am so very happy for you and your family! And so happy for Darcy! She is a member of the best family and doesn't even know it yet! I cannot wait for more posts!!

Sharon and Michael said...

She's perfect!! Congrats on the PA. :)

Andrea said...

Woo hoo!! She is so cute! I love the colors in the blanket on her. We're praying she won't be distant too much longer and that you can get some great photos from LnL.

Heather said...

Congrats my friend, she is beautiful and you are right - those are kissable cheeks. :) I will be praying the rest of the journey comes together smoothly. I loved working with LadyBugs N Love, Angela is wonderful - hopefully we will get to hear and see more of your sweet girl soon.
congrats again to you all.

LOve,
Heather

Cindy M said...

I tried to leave a comment last night but my internet connection at school wasn't cooperating...just wanted to leave my official congrats! She is just beautiful, and I absolutely can't wait to welcome her into our China family! I'm ever so happy for the good news for you and Ian, too! Let's hope the rest of this process speeds ups now!

Larry and Carol said...

Fantastic, wonderful, terrific, WOW!! news. Can't wait to welcome Darcy. AC and UL

Anonymous said...

Wow! Those are some chubby cheeks there. How precious is she? I wonder what she looks like now.
A great day for all of you....Praise the Lord!!!!

Marge (Laurie's mom) :)

Amy Woods said...

I'm so happy for you guys!! We are in Orlando right now and just now got access to a computer. She is the cutest thing!!! Congratulations!!

Emily said...

So glad you got your PA and can show everyone your sweet girl :) She is beautiful!!! Love those cheeks... and cannot WAIT to see her with her big brother and sister!

Di said...

Congratulations! May the rest of your journey to Darcy be smooth and gentle!

Laura said...

I am beyond thrilled for you! I am just catching up on things and I am so happy to see your great news!!! She is beautiful and I am beyond excited for you and your family. I'm looking forward to following your new journey! Congratulations!