Our agency overnighted us our LOA. I don't know if you can actually read the document so below is what it says. Please note everything is written in Mandarin and then translated into English underneath. We signed it and overnighted it back to to our agency and then this paper will be sent back to China, letting them know we want Xia Xia! :) Of course we VERY happily checked the box that said -We accept the adoptee mentioned above. :)
Mr. & Mrs McC
Based on your application and in accordance with the Adoption Law of the People's Republic of China, the China Center for Adoption Affairs matched a child with you. Herein, we send the information about the child to you. You are kindly requested to make your decision, sign in the proper place below, and deliver this letter as soon as possible to the adoption organization which submitted your application file, The Gladney Center.
Adoptee Name: WU KE XIA Sex:F Date of Birth: 2009/11/29
Identity: institutionalized child whose birth parents cannot be ascertained
From: Wuwei CWI, Gansu Province
Decision of adopter:
___ we accept the adoptee mentioned above
___ we cannot accept the adoptee mentioned above
So what happens now?? We sent in our I-800 paperwork. What is the I-800? it is a Petition to Classify Convention Adoptee as an Immediate Relative. It's the approval from USCIS to adopt the child you were matched with specifically. This should take approximately 2 weeks and then we are on the way to the next step. :)
We are so humbled and thankful for everyones prayers! :) We have the greatest church family and friends ever! We are so thankful and blessed to be able to add to our family through adoption! I am not knocking pregnancy because I have done that 3 times and LOVED it but, this adoption has just been amazing. Amazingly painful sometimes but amazingly AWESOME too! I can't wait to have Charlotte in my arms and finally it is so close that I will let myself imagine it! :) Our God is an awesome God!