Saturday, October 02, 2010

Final Steps

All of our adoption documents are now in China and will remain there for the last two steps.  Exciting stuff!  On the down side, all of the government agencies in China are on holiday from October 1-7.  We have been hearing that the last two steps are going very quickly for many adoptive families recently.  I don't want to get my hopes up, but I think November travel may still be possible. 
Unfortunately three of our kids' passports were expired when I tried to submit paperwork for our Visas this week.  I was unaware that passports are only valid for 5 years for minors, whereas adult passports are valid for 10 years.  Today we had to apply for and expedite the three passports to the tune of about $600 more.  Uggh!  At least we should be able to get them soon enough to apply for our Visas about mid October.  Wouldn't it be awesome if we had to expedite our visas because we were traveling so soon?! 

Quilt square #25:  This adorable Goldilocks and the Three Bears square and sweet wish are from Trevor and Debee, our neighbors. 

Quilt square #26:  This lovely floral fabric and heartfelt wish are from Dr. Don and Lori, some friends of ours from church.

Quilt square #27:  Aunt Kathy and Uncle Bob sent this pretty fabric and wish.

Quilt square #28:  My cousin Ang, her husband Steve, and their girls Jackie and Josie contributed this  fun floral square and poem wish.

Quilt square #29:  This cute little angel print square and wish are from my cousin Erik, his wife Tammy, and their kiddos Cassie and Harry. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Love seeing the quilt squares you have been receiving for Jia Wen's quilt! It is going to be a really special quilt for a very special little girl! We pray for the adoption process every morning and will continue to pray for the passports to come back quickly so you can get your VISA's ordered so you will be completely ready to travel at a moments notice! Wouldn't it be wonderful to have another stocking hung on the bannister this year?!
In Christian Love,
Grandma & Grandpa