Our dossier - Each document handled four times: 1) Signed by us and a notary; 2) Signed by the County Clerk to verify the notary (an extra step in our state); 3) Secretary of State Seal; and 4) Chinese Embassy Seal.
Mia walks around the house these days saying she wants her "udder Da Xin (Da Sheen) Leila." She calls her "her other Leila", because in Mia's mind, Leila means sister. It is so cute.
And whenever Leila draws our family now, she includes Da Xin in the picture. Here is a recent picture of us going for a swim (apparently in shoulder pads). :) Da Xin has the long braids.
On the dresser in this picture, you can see little Asian dolls. In the picture in the catalog, it has a matrioshka doll sitting on the bed. How appropriate is that!?!
Thanks to everyone for your support during this adoption. I really do feel your prayers. Please continue to pray that God prepares Da Xin's heart for this adoption and prepares her foster family as well. She has been with them for more than four years.
As of today, our agency said it is running at least six months from LID to travel. That means we may be missing her 11th birthday in early June. But I know it will be in God's time. And if He wants us to be with her on her birthday, we will be. I am still praying for that.
The next exciting step is that she will be told about us after we are logged in. She doesn't yet know she has a forever family waiting for her. After LID, we can send our first care package. I have been collecting things for a few months to send to her. Oh, I can't wait to get to deliver that package to the post office!! Oh, happy day!