This has been a busy week getting our on-line adoption profile up and running, but it is finally done and should be up on Thursday. If you would like to look at our profile go to www.ldsfamilyservices.org, click on birth parents, search adoptive profiles, and put in our name: SteveAndDeidra. Now we can get ready to go to Hawaii, we are leaving on Saturday morning and I still need to do laundry, pack and clean our house. Plus spend some quality time with Zack! He is really excited for us to go because he gets to sleep at Auntie Allies one night and the rest with his "down" grandma and grandpa.
We just today were approved by LDS family services to adopt a baby. Our information should be on www.ldsfamilyservices.org with in the next day. We are really excited. Thanks to all our friends and family for all of your help and support in this effort. We will keep you updated on our progress and our lives via this blog so check back to see what is happening.
"Love is the ability and willingness to allow those that you care for to be what they choose for themselves, without any insistence that they satisfy you". Dr. Wayne Dyer
Daisy - 15 months old
She loves the bath!
Daisy Yu Chen
Referral Picture - about 5 months old
Our Adoption Timeline
January 2010 - Cousin suggested China SN program, contacted Wasatch International, got info pack
May 2010 - Decided to start China SN adoption
July 2010 - Signed contracts with WIA (Wasatch)
August and September 2010 - Homestudy visits and education done
October 20, 2010 - Mailed I-800A October 27, 2010 - Received our referral October 28, 2010 - LOI sent November 2, 2010 - PA November 9, 2010 - Fingerprints done December 3, 2010 - I800A approval December 21, 2010 - Mailed Dossier Jan 10, 2011 - LID February 24, 2011 - LOA (45 days) March 3, 2011 - Sent I-800 March 21, 2011 - I-800 approval April 4, 2011 - NVC cabled April 20, 2011 - Article 5