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November 2002

November 30, 2002 Update

Happy 1st Birthday Emily!

November 19, 2002 Update

I got the call from our adoption agency this morning that we received permission from the Chinese government to travel to China to pick up our daughter. We need to leave for China on December 6. We will be able to leave China on December 18. We can add to the beginning or end of […]

November 12, 2002 Update

No new news about our travel dates. I would guess we won’t hear anything for at least another week (possibly two). But I’m still hoping for a December 6 or December 13 departure. If you haven’t noticed, we received the latest height and weight measurements for Emily (click on the Emily link for details). Our […]

November 10, 2002 Update

We spent Saturday attending the first of a few baby showers. We got quite a few nice gifts. Thanks for everyone who attended.

November 6, 2002 Update

Yesterday (Tuesday), we went to the office of our adoption agency. We got to see three pictures of Emily and a brief medical report (essentially saying everything was normal). We completed a one page form saying that we accept the adoption referral. The acceptance form was sent to China that afternoon. Hopefully we will go […]

Emily’s Orphanage

A link to a website with pictures of the orphanage where Emily is: http://www.gurrad.com/china/jianxin01.htm

November 4, 2002: Referral Received

Referral received!!!!! Announcing Gan Jian Ying (Gan is the last name, Jian is the first name, Ying is the middle name). She was born on November 30, 2001. She is located in the province of Jiangxi. Her medical report is normal. The capital of Jiangxi (where we will travel to) is Nanchang. We will be […]

November 4, 2002 @ 3:45 PM

3:45 PM Pacific Time and no call from our agency about our referral. It’s possible it may arrive at our agency in tomorrow’s mail. But I haven’t given up on today. Since this morning, more people have posted on the Internet that they have received their referrrals today.

November 4, 2002 @ 12:40 PM

Referral announcments (proud parents posting information about the receipt of their referrals and the baby information that came with it) are now appearing on the Chinese adoption bulletin boards. No word on my referral yet.

November 4, 2002 @ 9:25 AM

Rumors are flying this morning that referrals are in the mail! From the rumors (actually posts on the websites of adoption agencies that people are seeing and relaying to Chinese adoption bulletin boards), one agency is saying that referrals were mailed on Thursday. Another agency posted on their website today that referrals are in the […]