Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Happy birthday, Sophie Yue!

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!


LaLa said...

Awwww...Happy Birthday!! We missed Annslee's first bday and it stinks but you have soooo many more firsts to share with her. Wishing you speedy TA to your sweet girl

Oh, had to laugh about Sam's brotherly love : )

Beckett Gray said...

I just found your blog and thanks for sharing!

And Congrats on your referral!

My non-profit recently published a new book on Chinese adoptive parenting.

“The Dragon Sisterhood: A Guide to Chinese Adoptive Parenting” .

It can be found on our blog:http://www.dragonsisterhood.blogspot.com

I’m wondering if you wouldn’t mind sharing that with your readers.

Thanks!Beckett Gray