We wish we were with you to celebrate your turning 1 today! I'm sure your foster mama did something nice for you. I talked about you on "Fox Valley Today," a television show where I was plugging my book this morning. And we raised a glass to you at the dinner following our friend Jon's mom's funeral tonight. And we talked about your birthday with Sam, who still insists on saying, "No like" whenever we mention you these days!
Since our referral, we've been waiting for 1) our homestudy update because of our move; 2) for our homestudy update to be approved by Illinois DCFS; and 3) our I-800 approval, which we got about 2 weeks before Christmas. Now we are waiting for additional approval from the U.S. Embassy in China (which is taking between 2-6 weeks, according to our agency), and then TA from China (another 2-3 weeks). We will travel about 10 days after that.
So while January is still possible, it's looking like it might be February before we get to travel to get Sophie Yue. Please hang in there, honey. Mama and Daddy are coming soon!