Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Immigration, Here We Come!

Ok, well not "here we come", but "here comes our paperwork"!
Our home study made it to Faith International today, and a copy has been sent along with our I800A application, to the USCIS office in Chicago. And so begins the 50-60 day wait for immigration clearance. We are one step closer to you, Liya Faith!!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Homestudy In Transit

Our completed homestudy is now on it's way to our adoption agency in Washington state! We now have one big hurdle behind us. Now begins the wait for immigration clearance. Average wait time right now is 60 days, according to our agency. Hurry up and wait seems to be the theme right now.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

We (Finally!) Have A Name!

After 2 months of agonizing over name choices for our beautiful girl, we have finally chosen a name. Drumroll, please.....................................
Our daughter's name will be ~*~Liya Faith~*~
Li Ya means beautiful and graceful in Chinese. We think that fits her to a T:)

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Making Progress...And New Website...Oh, And New Pics!

We had our home visits this weekend. Our social worker, Hannah, was awesome:)
We now have that hurdle behind us...yay!
I have also started a website through Baby Jelly Beans. I am going to try to keep both this blog and the website going, but ultimately it will be this blog that I will be using during our stay in China. I have heard it is easier to use blogger in China than other websites. We shall see...
If you would like the password to our new website, please email me @
And, as are pics from the belated birthday cake/party for our girl: