Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Where we are….catching up!

Few things:

*Last Friday we submitted our EA (electronic acceptance) to China to make it “official” to the CCAA that we were paperchasing for Asher.

(my spell check does not like the word “paperchasing".” guess it’ doesn’t understand adoption lingo!)

*Currently we are waiting for PA (pre-approval). This could take 2-3 weeks.

*Tomorrow we have our first home study visit! We LOVE our social worker:)

*Several of you have asked about his picture. Our agency does not allow us to post pics until China officially says YES. However, I posted some on facebook, because it’s a secure site. So check them out there.  Believe me, the cuteness is overwhelming. Brace yourself.

*I already have about 2/3 of our dossier DONE! It totally helps that we’ve done this before. Easy easy! We have to complete our HS and file the 1800, but once we get that done (estimating by April’s end) everything will fly to China.

*Also, several of you have asked about fundraising. YES. YES. YES. Any ideas are welcome. We already have people beginning things for us and some that have pledged to do things. We are also having a GARAGE SALE in mid April. Date to be announced. Last time we got almost 1000 from our sale when we were paperchasing for Ashley. So if you have junk laying around…send it our way!

*Finally, thank you to everyone who has sent me private emails, stopped me in the hall at church, and just loved and encouraged us already. It really is overwhelming. I’m still processing the responsibility and privilege it is to have this task assigned to us. I certainly do not feel worthy. In so many ways. Thank you for praying.


  1. Emily, just wanted you to know that right now your FB account is not "secure". I'm not on your friends list, but I was able to access your entire wall and photos of Asher. Your info page is secure, but everything else is public. You might want to go back and change your security settings. I have a FB account and consider FB very non-secure. I don't post anything private there.

  2. And by the way, Asher IS very cute!

  3. Changing it NOW! Thanks Petrie!

  4. CONGRATULATIONS! Emily and Jay, I am so happy for you!

  5. Yeah!!! Emily can't wait to follow another jouney with you.!!!!