Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Hello Friends (new and old!),

I have heard many kind words about our travel blog from many of you and many comments of how cute Hattie is-we sure think she is adorable!

For those who have asked us, "what is the next step? " let me explain. We overnighted our LOA to the China team. We now are waiting for the Travel Invitation (TI). This is supposed to be about three weeks from the LOA. In the meantime, we are starting to fill out paperwork to apply for our Visas. We will send those in on August 1. We also have appointments with the travel clinic to go over any needed meds for the trip as well as to get copy's of our vaccinations. We need to have a Vaccination Affidavit for our appointment with the U.S. Consulate in Guangzhou.

We have ordered curtains and a rug for Hattie's room and will work on getting that all set up this month.

We also are trying to figure out what to pack for her. So lots of shopping!

Thanks to all of our new friends( Guangxi and Bobai) we have lots of helpful ideas and suggestions and connections.

Thanks for following and being excited about the journey. We feel very privileged that China allows us to adopt a child and add to our family.


  1. Hi,
    We are waiting for our TA too. Your daughter is precious! Our daughter (also unilateral cl/cp) is in Luchuan SWI--and she is now 1 year and 5 months of age. We'll be in Nanning, of course, maybe mid to late August or early September. I am busy updating our blog (I lost my mojo for a while) which I started when we brought home our first daughter in January 2009.

  2. This is SUCH great news, Meg! Hang in there!!!