**Is your child soooo happy and excited that it's Christmas? **Does your child have a meltdown if you tell him you will not buy him a nutcracker?
**Does your child tell you how many days till Christmas, 5 times each day, smiling like he will burst? **Does your child cry and whine because the Christmas CD you burned him isn't up to snuff?
**Does your child break out in Christmas song and ask to hear Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer 8 times in a row in the car? **Does your child whip you repeatedly with his new scarf while you drive the car and get offended when you yell and confiscate the scarf?
**Does your child ask you: "What have you always wanted for Christmas? I will buy it for you!" **Does your child bounce off the pews in church, fight with his friend in primary, storm out of his primary classroom and glare at his primary teachers?
**Does your child happily declare that he is giving all his money ($2) to his Uncle (Jeff) for Christmas? **Does your child get mad and refuse to sit on Santa's lap because he already sat on Santa's lap and this is a different Santa and he already told him what he wanted and how many Santa's are there anyway?
**Does your child freely admit that he was disobedient at the church Christmas party, agree to clean the car as his consequence and then happily finish the task? **Does your child eat nothing but candy all day, stolen from candy dishes around the house and then have a donut for lunch? (OK the donut was my idea!)
**Does your child go around excitedly telling people all of the things he's getting for Christmas because he circled them in a toy catalog so that means he must be getting them? **Does your child poke your dog with a fork to see what will happen?
**Does your child wear a fur trimmed Santa hat around the house and try to get the dog to wear one too? **Does your child refuse to get out of the car and go into ONE MORE store?
Think your child might be going crazy? Nope, it's just Christmas.
"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