Monday, March 8, 2010

It's Official!!!

I'm overjoyed to finally be able to introduce my daughter to all my friends in blogland, facebook, and the rest of cyperspace!!  Today I received the call that said China has officially agreed to allow me to adopt Molly.  This is called RA (Referral Acceptance) or LOA (Letter of Acceptance). 
Molly
(Tong Tong)
Birthdate:  9/19/2008
Jiujiang City, Jiangxi Province
currently living in the 
Jiujiang Social Welfare Institute, Jiangxi, China
Of course, when I saw this picture I was smitten!  The hair, the eyes, the pink ruffle dress!!!  Is she my daughter or what?
Then I saw this one...oh the smile!  She looks happy, that makes me happy!
Then this one, again...the face, the cheeks!  Oh, I can't wait to get my hands on her!
Here are my stats for fellow adoptive moms in waiting:
LID  2/25/2007
EA (electronic acceptance) 2/5/2010
PA (pre approval)  2/25/2010
RA (referral acceptance)  3/8/2010

The next step is to sign and return the RA and then wait for TA (travel approval).  My agency says I should travel by mid-late April!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Yikes!  I have so much to do.  

I do have some updated pictures, but I'm going to let you stare at these for a while before I show you the new ones. 

24 comments:

Jill said...

Congrats, Amy!!! Molly is such a doll. I can't wait for her to be home with you.

Laurie said...

What a great day! Her cheeks sure are kissable- and I have a feeling they're in for a LOT of kisses! Congrats to you, Amy! Mid-April is just around the corner- oh my!! :)

Lauren said...

congratulations!!!! She's absolutely precious! Such a gorgeous little girl! :) Can't wait for more pics!!!

groovy mama said...

As you know i think she is just PERFECT!!! Did i mention CUTE too...oh you lucky girl and she is a lucky girl to get a MAMA like you!

i will be watching your blog for updates and her journey!

Blessings and hugs
Donna

Emily Doss said...

So very exciting!

Love for Lilly Yin said...

What a beautiful girl! I have been waiting to see that sweet face! I hope your TA comes Godspeed!

Angie said...

Oh Amy! I have been praying for this day!!! Congrats on finally being official! Counting the days with you!

Super Mommy said...

She is totally precious! I can see why you fell for her! Congrats Mama!!

Research-China.Org said...

Congrats on getting RA!! When you are ready to get your daughter's finding ad (which has a great picture of her months younger than her referral photo! come visit us.

Hope you get to go to China quickly!!

Brian

Alison said...

Oh, congratulations! I can only imagine how excited you must feel!

Jenny Glenn said...

YIPEE!!!!!!! You just may be in China at the same time as my friend Sherry...will definitely have to hook you two up if so prior to travel!! What's left to do...get a visa, pack, pack, and repack, collect $$, have showers, go thru documents at least 100 times just in case...and last but not least day dream about your girl! Jenny, Shelby, and Donna

Anonymous said...

Hi!
Congratulations!! Your daughter is beautiful! She has the sweetest smile.
I found you through RQ... Our stats are almost identical. When I saw that, I had to go check out your blog! I was really interested in what your agency was saying to you about traveling. They keep being super conservative and telling me mid to late May, or even June, but everyone at RQ seems to think it would be much faster! We have a shower planned for April 22, so I'm trying to figure out if it needs to be rescheduled!
Again, your daughter is beautiful! I know you can't wait to get your hands on her!

WaitingonLottie from RQ

Brittany said...

I am so thrilled for you!! My family and I knows how if feels to wait for that wonderful bundle of joy. God picks his times wisely and with the flowers in bloom, it's a beautiful time to get your new baby!! Congratulations!!

The Daily Bee said...

Congrats, Amy! She looks like she'll fit right in with you. :)

Shauna and MacLean said...

Oh my gosh Amy, I am thrilled for you. Her face is so sweet. What a blessing!

3 Peanuts said...

Amy,

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! Molly is absolutely GORGEOUS! I will pray that everything goes quickly and smoothly:)

Cori said...

She is beautiful!! You can she has a sweet spirit that shines through!!

The Raudenbush Family said...

HOORAY! Another fast LOA! She is so darn cute! Love her smile! She certainly looks like a happy, cheerful little girl! We could be traveling right about at the same time--we're still waiting for TA. We were hoping to travel before the trade show--doesn't look like that will happen now. Oh well.
Kelly

Tricia Thompson said...

Amy,
Molly is just beautiful. I love the light in her eyes as she smiles! She is happy and that is good to see. Congratulations momma. Now get to packing! Call me if you have any questions or you get stressed out - btdt my friend!
Tricia

Tippa Glover said...

OMG!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats!!!!!! She is gorgeous!!!!

KatieB. said...

Congratulations! She's beautiful. That smile will light up a room! Praying you can travel soon and safely! How perfect will it be that summer is right around the corner and you can spend it spoiling your new daughter? God works in mysterious ways!

Judi said...

Congratulations on your RA! Molly is adorable!

Becky said...

Look at that mop of hair! She is adorable!

Denna said...

Congratulations Amy. I love her smile. Precious.

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