Thursday, August 18, 2011
We made it back home to Beijing early this morning. We are glad to be home! More glad that the adoption is now finalized and Elizabeth is officially our daughter. One or two final steps is yet to be completed and that is to take her onto US soil thereby making her US citizenship complete. That, we will do on September 13th when we leave for the states for a family trip. We are more than ready for a family trip back to the states as it's been more than 2 1/2 years since our return. We've missed our family and friends and look forward to seeing them all! We'll also have some paperwork to do so we can obtain Elizabeth's US birth certificate, social security number, and then US passport so we can take her back to our home in China.
We feel soooo blessed and cannot find words enough to thank you all for what you've done to see us through this special phase of our lives!! From all your encouraging words, prayer, and financial help, we are blessed beyond words!! Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts!!
Now that the adoption is complete, we will not be updating this blog any longer. HOWEVER, if you'd like to continue to follow our family and/or Elizabeth, we do have another blog you may do so on. It is chinaloveministries.blogspot.com We look forward to having continued contact with you all! Again, thank you for all you've done for Elizabeth and our family!!
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
This picture was taken at the registration office today:)))
Today Elizabeth is officially our daughter!! We have her adoption registration certificate in hand and will just be waiting the next few days to finish getting the notary paperwork back and her passport. Then on Friday we fly to Guangzhou for her visa appointment. We couldn't be happier or more excited!! We've awaited this day for ohhh soooo long!! The day finally arrived that she is legally our daughter, though she's been our daughter for far much longer than that!!