Thursday, July 19, 2007
Kunming City of China
 
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Visa to Travel
Paul, his mom and I went to Chicago yesterday to apply for our Visas to travel. This felt like another step closer to meeting our Mia. We have also finished all the paperwork we can. We are back to waiting to hear from China on our travel approval. Today I recieved an email from the family who will be traveling with us from our agency. I think we will really enjoy going through this experience together. I will share more as it develops. For now much excitement!!!!
 
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Sunday, July 15, 2007
See the orphanage
I am going to attempt to post pictures I found of Mia's orphange in Kunming.
 
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Wednesday, July 11, 2007
WE HAVE OUR FULL REFERRAL
Introducing....Our Mia Yuan Fang Wu born 11/28/06. She was found on 12/3/06 and brought to the police station and determined abandoned. I dont like that word though. She is now 7 1/2 months although the pictures we have are at about 3 months. She was determined healthy at the last medical report done 3/7/07. Her development was described as age appropriate. She is grabbling objects and plays with her hands. She like toys that lightup and make noise. They were honest and said she cries often but is easily settled by being held. She lives in the city of Kunming at an orphange described as good. I will post some pictures when I can. When the pictures came..I waited to open the envelope until I talked to Paul. He did not return my calls all afternoon...so I waited more. Finally when I got ahold of him I opened the envelope with the boys. Jacob was jumping up and down and trying to help me shuffle papers looking for the picture. Stephen covered his eyes and kept saying I cant wait tell me when to look- and I cant believe this. SO they were priceless. I emailed Paul the picture to see too. THe boys and I went to show the Grandmas. It has been an exciting week. I will try to post the pictures...remember I am still learning this blogging thing. What now you ask...We wait for travel approval from China 4 to 6 weeks then we go. The best guess is last week of Aug or early Sept. I will keep posting.
 
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Sunday, July 8, 2007
Our Referral
We have part of our REFERRAL. We only know the basics. Meet =Yuan Fang Wu Birthday = 11/28/06 Orphange= Kunming Social Welfare Institute City= Kunming I will post more later so check back. We should have a picture Tuesday or Wednesday.
 
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Tuesday, July 3, 2007
Waiting Days for our Referral
Tomarrow is the 4th of July. We heard from every source we have that the next batch of referrals will go through Nov 14... WE ARE IN!!!!! When is the referral coming is the bigger question. My online supports are saying the package left China Monday and is on its way. Our package goes to the China coordinator then to our agency. When it gets to our agency they will call us and fedex the hard copy. We should get birth information, any medical, and PICTURES!!!! I will post updates as I get them...we should have some action the end of this week or Monday *****HAPPY 4th of JULY********
 
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