Thursday, March 2

Updated picture of Madeline!

Here's our timeline for Madeline:

  • February 2006 - XiaoXian found us! Petition for adoption sent.
  • March 2006 - Updated photo received. XiaoXian is 19 months old.
    Start homestudy and paperchase
  • April 2006 - finish homestudy and paperchase
  • May 1, 2006 - turn in dossier documents to USAA.
    Should also have pre-approval from China by now
  • June 2006 - DTC
  • September 8th, 2006 (or later) - Travel

We can't travel before our 1 year anniversary of Gwen's adoption but our dossier can go to China before that date. It takes 3 to 4 months for travel authorization after DTC.

Our agency said they'd translate letters to/from the foster parents. We'll also send pictures and gifts to help get her familiar with her far away forever family. I didn't realize how much there is to do! I guess I better get busy, huh! :)


Blogger Joannah said...

What a cutie!

March 02, 2006 5:09 PM  
Blogger Krista said...

Too cool! How exciting to see that she is getting even cuter! She looks so happy. :)

March 02, 2006 5:59 PM  
Blogger Lynne said...

She has great hair, Donna! :-) How difficult to have these CUTE pictures so far in advance of getting her.... and yet, how wonderful to have all the pictures! How often will you get new ones?

March 02, 2006 6:02 PM  
Blogger Julie said...

She's beautiful!

March 02, 2006 6:06 PM  
Blogger Eliza2006 said...

Oh my goodness! She is REALLY cute!!! I bet you can't wait to get on over to China!!


March 02, 2006 6:41 PM  
Blogger Salome's Mom said...

Oh she is lovely! looks so much like Gwenny!


March 02, 2006 6:56 PM  
Blogger Kim M. said...

Wow you must be so excited. She is so sweet. Looks like little Miss is on the go. Watch Out!!!!

March 02, 2006 7:27 PM  
Blogger Eileen said...

She's so cute! She looks like a lot of fun!!!

March 02, 2006 7:31 PM  
Blogger PeiLien said...

AWEEEEEEEEE you are so cute..


March 02, 2006 7:46 PM  
Blogger LindaJ said...

OHHHHH!! it gives me goose bumps. She is so cute. That smile....could melt hearts.
She looks tiny.


March 02, 2006 8:11 PM  
Blogger Anne said...

Oh my gosh, she is adorable!!! What a cute and happy looking little girl. She looks like she will just fit right in with your family. So strange to think that she has no idea right now that she has a mommy, daddy, sister and brother waiting for her! I know you are so excited!

March 02, 2006 8:45 PM  
Blogger Stefanie said...

She's beautiful! Hope your paperchase is smooth and speedy :)

March 02, 2006 8:54 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Oh she is so precious and cute! I do hope you can go get her soon!

March 02, 2006 9:07 PM  
Blogger Esther & Emma's Jie Jie said...

Wow!! She is beautiful and what a happy girl she is!! And all that hair!!!!

March 02, 2006 9:20 PM  
Blogger M3 (Mary-Mia) said...

Aw, I just can't help grinning when I look at her cute little smile!

March 02, 2006 10:20 PM  
Blogger Amy C said...

She is so pretty!!!! Oh my Becca your have beautiful daughters!!!


March 03, 2006 4:24 AM  
Blogger Gwen said...

What a precious little girl!!!! It's an awesome picture too! I love how you can tell by her feet she is in motion!!!!

March 03, 2006 7:07 AM  
Blogger Tony said...

She's just gorgeous!

March 03, 2006 7:27 AM  
Blogger Kristin said...

She is darling... looks like a real sassy pants!!

March 03, 2006 8:27 AM  
Blogger Jana said...

She is so precious!!! She looks just like a baby doll. It must be so hard for you to see these cute pictures of her and not be able to see her yet. I hope your time will go by quickly for you. Maddy and Gwen are gunna have so much fun when they get together!!

March 03, 2006 8:49 AM  
Blogger Nina, David & Ariel said...

She is adorable and soooo cute!! Her happy personality really shines through and she really does resemble her sister, too. Congratulations!

March 03, 2006 9:01 AM  
Blogger Shana said...

Donna!!! She is gorgeous! Just precious! And what a great photo! I'm so glad Norman sent this to you!


Shana :)

March 03, 2006 9:13 AM  
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March 03, 2006 9:30 AM  
Blogger PinkDevora said...

Wow! That's such a great picture! Can't wait until you get to meet her in person...

March 03, 2006 10:33 AM  
Blogger Perrin said...

She is absolutely adorable. Here's to a quick wait to bring her home.

March 03, 2006 11:10 AM  
Blogger Kim said...

What a doll!

March 03, 2006 12:20 PM  
Blogger Redheaded Chick said...

She is lovely, lovely, lovely!!! You have two beautiful daughters!

March 03, 2006 12:43 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

What a sweetpea! She's grown quite a bit since the last pics.

March 03, 2006 12:50 PM  
Blogger Gracencameronsmomy said...

SO cute, how is the paperwork coming?

March 03, 2006 2:30 PM  
Blogger Shelley said...

She looks like a little Asian Jackie O. :) Very cute.


March 03, 2006 7:00 PM  
Blogger Glo said...

Wow this is really so very neat. I am happy I found this bLOG so I can follow this adoption. So very neat.

I have added a photo to my site with the beautiful baby girl with the size 13 shoes LOL. She put her mark on the world Thurs and it is the cutest little picture. Come to see it. We have the adoption decree done now, she has a birth certificate now and Tues the paperwork should be in INS's hands. Then they wait for a phone call to go to Juares, and bring her home to AZ.

March 04, 2006 2:47 PM  
Blogger asiangarden said...

Wow look how big she is!!

March 05, 2006 4:22 PM  
Blogger Recovering Wino said...

Oh, she is SO cute! You are so lucky to have two wonderful baby girls!!

March 06, 2006 12:12 PM  
Blogger Carrie & Family said...

She is beautiful!! Congrats.


March 06, 2006 1:00 PM  

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