Saturday, June 19, 2010

To the Parents of Gabriella Fouts

June 18, 2010

Today we received our first papers in the mail addressed: To the Parents of Gabriella Fouts.

Our local school district agrees that Gabriella will need special education services based on her doctor's reports from China.

It is clear that it is not "language" related but rather "need" related. We believe that Gabriella will need language support (not because she is ESL), occupational therapy and physical therapy, until God miraculously heals her.

Friday, June 18, 2010

An Invisible Red Thread is Connected

The Chinese have an ancient belief:

“An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet regardless of time, place, or circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle, but it will not break. “

Now that we have our PA (Pre-Approval) to adopt Gabriella, our red thread has been connected.

I thank the Lord that He chose the perfect little Princess for us.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Article 5 is Waving at Us!

June 14, 2010

The Chinese flag is waving... Article 5 has arrived on Flag Day straight from the USA and on it's way to the Chinese Consulate. Now, we await our TA (Travel Approval) and CA (Consulate Appointment).

The Article 5 letter basically means that the United States says that all our adoption paperwork is in order for Gabriella to be issued a visa and there is nothing "lagging" with it.

Once the Article 5 letter is completed, it is sent with the signed LOA back to the CCAA, who then starts the process for the Travel Approval. This step has them contacting the province to verify all is in order with the child's paperwork and the child is ready.

Once they get this notification that the child is ready, they will then issue Travel Approval.