Tuesday, July 15, 2008

It's official...we are logged in at CCAA!

Our adoption agency emailed us yesterday to let us know that our dossier was logged in at China Center for Adoption Affairs (CCAA) on July 7th. We can now begin counting down until we receive a Letter of Acceptance, which takes about 2-3 months. Once we send that back, it takes another 3 weeks or so to receive the official Travel Letter, allowing us to come to China. Barring any delays due to the Olympics, that would put us in China in November!

In other news....

Jillian and Taylor returned home from Camp Barakel yesterday to a boisterous 'Welcome Home' from their siblings.
Rendezvous at the Cabella's parking lot.

When Jillian emerged from the van, she was immediately surrounded by her younger brothers and sisters...


It was very cute to watch them hug on each other and listen to the older kids tell about their adventures at camp. The younger ones sat silently, drinking it all in, and dreaming of the day when they, too, would be old enough to go.

I think watching these reunions is one of the most rewarding parts of having a large family. We are so blessed!

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