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May 2005

Today, we got our medical clearance letters for our adoption application signed by the doctor and notarized. So we got one more task accomplished in our paper chase to complete our Chinese adoption application.

Click here for “Study: Kids Adopted From Abroad Adapt Well” from the Associated Press.

One adoption agency verifies that yesterday they received Chinese adoption referrals for up to the November 11, 2004 DTC date.

For those who don’t know about the Chinese adoption process, rather than send notices to applicants as they are matched with orphans, the Chinese government sends out referrals (notices of applicants being matched with orphans) in monthly batches. For instance, everyone who submitted an adoption application to the Chinese government between (roughly) mid-October to mid-November […]

I’ve noticed a couple of referrals with a 11-15-04 DTC date (log in date).

Among those posted on the internet, the referral with the latest DTC date that I have seen is 11/10/2005.

This morning, people are posting on internet bulletin boards that they have received their Chinese adoption referrals (notice from the Chinese government via their adoption agencies of matches with babies) today.

Today, our home was visited by a social worker from our adoption agency for our homestudy. In today’s mail, we received acknowledgement from the Department of Homeland Security that our I-600A form has been received.

Click here for “Remembering the other mother on Mother’s Day” from the Washington Examiner. Click here for “Mother’s Day Blessings from China” from the Mount Vernon News (OH). Click here for “Parents nurture bond between Chinese toddlers” from the St Louis Post-Dispatch. Click here for “One mother’s joyful journey” from the Barrie Advance (Canada). Click […]

David, Susan, and Emily met with representatives from our adoption agency this afternoon. Earlier in the day, Susan had her fingerprints taken at the local police department for the home study.