Today we reached a very important milestone in our adoption of you. Our dossier, which was logged in by the China Center of Adoption Affairs (CCAA) on February 28 of last year, has finally made it past the first major hurdle. It has cleared the "review room." If the CCAA has any concerns or questions about our paperwork, they would have asked them before we cleared the review room. Passing the review room means we are clear to adopt.
The announcement at right was posted today on the CCAA website. Usually every month, when news of referrals is posted, the CCAA makes the announcement of another month clearing the review room. However, February was in the review room for an extremely long time: four months. (Luckily we've been too distracted by the problems with our Vietnam adoption to be too concerned about this.)
So, this is good news. Although, to be honest, with referrals still taking about two months for every month of Log-In Dates (LIDs), we are still about 9-10 months away from learning who you are, and about one year away from meeting you. Still, at this rate, the possibility that you will come to us before your brother is increasing.
I saw this news this morning on the Rumor Queen's website, and I woke up your Dad to tell him. Then he went back to sleep! Still, we celebrate this step. And then we go back to waiting...