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April 2006

People are reporting on the internet bulletin boards that they have received Chinese adoption referrals today (notification of matches with children). Within 4-6 weeks, they will be traveling to China to adopt their children.

According to the CCAA website: “The CCAA has finished the review of the adoption application documents registered with our office before September 30, 2005. The CCAA has finished the placement of children for the families whose adoption application documents were registered with our office before June 6, 2005.”

I have added a clip of one of Emily’s hip hop dance performances on Saturday. The link is in the center section of this webpage.

On Saturday, Emily participated in the last two of three hip hop dance shows this week for her hip hop school (Show Biz Productions). On Saturday, we attended a kid’s birthday party for the second time at Olivia’s Playhouse Tearoom in Carmichael, CA. This place is specifically targeted for young girls and their birthday parties.

Tonight was the first of three hip hop shows Emily will be participating in (the other two shows will both be on Saturday). I’ll try to get some video of Emily in the shows on the website this weekend. Every student who attends her hip hop dance school (which has a large enrollment) participates in […]

There are currently all kinds of rumors about when the next batch of adoption referrals will be sent out by China. There is a blog that specifically discusses Chinese adoption referral rumors written by the Rumor Queen

Families working with our adoption agency (Heartsent) are currently in China for their adoptions. At least two of the families have blogs: Hey 2 Stuck TogetherEmily Sarah Comes Home

When we travel to China, I will blog during the trip. The blog will be at: http://www.davidkawada.com/chinablog. However, there is nothing there but a skeleton of a blog at this time. I’ll try to give as full a description of the China trip, adoption process, and family bonding as I can.

Click here for “Miles from a checkup: Adoptive parents get health reports on foreign kids” from the Portland Tribune (OR).