Saturday, February 03, 2007

We passed the CCAA review room!

Dear Sophie,
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...

5 comments:

LaLa said...

Congrats!! Another major milestone..back when we were LID 2/21/05 they didn't do these updates so it is nice that they do..although 4 months is a long time! Celebrate...you are one step closer to your daughter...oh, and LSS is getting us both to VN too : )

Creative Genius? said...

Congrats - may it be speedy from this point forward!

Rae said...

Each step brings you closer ....

NiteMer said...

I am SO excited for you!!!!

Valerie said...

Congrats! I found you via ApronThriftGirl, and wanted to send you a big virtual hug...yes, I'm a stranger to you, but not to infertility, or adoption from China. My husband and I adopted a beautiful baby from China 9 years ago, so we've been where you are. The waiting is excruciating, I know, and there is not much to say to make it go quicker. Just wanted you to know that a family in New England is cheering you on!
Valerie
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