"Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west." - Isaiah 43:5
|12/25/2006||Dayna's first Christmas|
|10/20/2006||Dayna's palate surgery|
|7/17/2006||Dayna's lip surgery|
|6/2/2006||Flew home to Nebraska|
|6/1/2006||Attended swearing-in ceremony at the U.S. Consolate|
|5/31/2006||Angela went to the U.S. Consolate appointment for the group.|
|5/29/2006||Went to Dayna's adoption medical exam for her travel visa.|
|5/28/2006||Worshipped with other Chinese believers|
|5/26/2006||Picked up Dayna's passport from the police station, then flew to Guangzhou|
|5/24/2006||We travelled to Dayna's Orphanage in Gutian to learn about her history|
|5/22/2006||We signed the adoption agreement today. We're official!|
|5/21/2006||This is gotcha day. We finally held Mei Le in our arms.|
|5/18/2006||Today we flew to China|
|5/2/2006||We received our travel approval! Yeah!|
|3/3/2006||March 3rd is our Log-in Date.|
|2/7/2006||We received the call that we are DTC (Dossier To China) today.|
|1/20/2006||We mailed the Dossier to All God's Children today.
We also received our pre-approval from the Chinese government matching us to Zhang Mei Le!
|1/19/2006||We received our FDL (Favorable Determination Letter) from USCIS today!|
|12/9/2005||After reviewing pictures and medical records, we accepted Zhang Mei Le's referral today. This is very exciting for us! It means we are one step closer to having our daughter.|
|12/8/2005||With much anticipation, we received a referral for a baby today!! Her name is Zhang Mei Le and lives at the Gutian County Welfare Institute in Gutian city.|
|12/1/2005||We were fingerprinted with Immigration Services today, which went as smooth as could be. We are happy to say this is the last step for us in the paperwork process. Now we wait for the FDL (Favorable Determination Letter) from Immigration Services and we are good to go! Yeah!|
|11/11/2005||We started to prepare Dayna's room tonight, and will be painting this weekend. Click here to see the pictures.|
|10/28/2005||Except for Dan's birth certificate, we got all of our notarized documents state certified.
After some hassle, we turned in our dossier to USCIS again.
|10/7/2005||Our home study and other documents were mailed to USCIS.|
|10/5/2005||We received our completed home study in the mail.|