Monday, August 11, 2008

The CCAA SURPRISES US!

Well, I wasn't expecting it, but we got another referral today. It is for a 4.5 y/o girl from Heilongjiang province - waaaaaaaaaay up north between Inner Mongolia and Russia.

I am waiting for her medical and developmental info - and praying HARD there isn't anything in there to be a red flag. She has big brown eyes and a lot of hair (even if it is cut short). Roy and I are excited, and we are very happy. I'm glad that she is an older child. It certainly won't make it easier to communicate with her, but she and Kenzie will be able to play together. Being older, I'm sure she'll be able to learn English fairly quickly. I'm hoping that the age difference (only 1.25 years) won't be too close together... but we'll see. A lot will depend on our new daughter's temperament.

When I can post more, I will. I am not going to post any photos until I know more about her medicals and get the report from our IA docs.

Wish us luck, please. I won't be able to sleep until we know.

23 comments:

Joan said...

I am so happy for you and your family. I pray there are no red flags in the additional information and can't wait to see pictures of your youngest daughter. God bless you and your family!

Anna said...

I was hoping for some good news from you and am thrilled for your family!

Iseirinne said...

First congratulations for your girl. Wish you good luck and all the best.

Sharon said...

Oh Julie!! I've been holding my breath waiting to hear this news!! I think the age is just wonderful. Hopefully all will look fine on her medical.

Congratulations!! You desire it!

Sharon

Gina (Caleeo) said...

Oh Julie - I literally gasped when I read the title of your post. Heartfelt, tear-filled, joyous congratulations. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you wait for and review the medical information.

LawMommy said...

We adopted a 4 year old girl from DaNang, Vietnam, in January 2007. It has been a challenge, but, she is a joy. Best luck and best wishes!

Allison said...

I'm so glad you received another referral. I knew you would. I hope it all works out!

Dawnn said...

Julie, Roy and Kenzie,
Prayers headed your way from Cincinnati! You will be in our thoughts! Dawnn,Tony and Madison
(2004 FTIA Travel Group)

Mary said...

Congratulations! I have been following your journey. I am so glad to see you received another referral. Crossing our fingers and saying a few prayers that all will be fine with the medical report.

Cara said...

YIPPEE!!! I am so glad for the good news! And praying for you and your family that it remains good! Congratulations!

fuzzandfuzzlet said...

I am so glad you updated on RQ. I was following your saga and then lost the bookmark ( I lost all my bookmarks)

I hope everything turns out well. I am so glad you got another referral.

My kids are 15 months apart. It was hard during the toddler years, but other than that it has been fairly easy.

I can`t wait until you post pictures.

Markelle said...

That's absolutely wonderful news!

Diana said...

Congratulations...so happy for you..

Laura said...

As usual, your family is in my thoughts and prayers!

Gail said...

Oh Julie!!
I am so excited to hear this news!
My prayers are with you for a "thumbs up" on her medical report!
Blessings,
Gail

Allen and Dawn said...

Hi Julie, Congratulations on your referral. I will be keeping you in my prayers. I can't wait for you to get the medical information so that we can see pictures. God bless! Dawn (another FTIA family)

Alyson & Ford said...

Congratulations! We will be following your journey!

Alyson LID 01/27/06

Jennifer said...

I am so happy for you and your family! I know of a family that also adopted an older child and they had a translator come to their home once a week so the child could express herself and her emotions more fully. It way only until the child could communicate in english. It seemed to help smooth any frustrations that developed that week.
What an adventure going that far up north. Please tell us what it is like up there when you go!

recoveryagent2 said...

Our girls are 8 months apart in age. It's fantastic!! They have bonded beautifully (together 6 months) and are truly sisters. We love that they share a heritage and history unique to them...Their GeGe adores them and life is good. Don't worry - the age difference is a good thing!!!
Penny
quizicalfrog.blogspot.com

Norma said...

Best of luck! Our Grace was 4 when we adopted her ...7 months older than her younger sister and 16 months younger than her older sister!

Mendy said...

Congratulations! I am so glad you received another referral. Hoping all works out for you and your family. Can't wait to hear more about your daughter.
Mendy
RQ

Susie said...

Oh how wonderful! I am so happy to hear they gave you a new referral. I hope and pray that things work out this time.

Nina said...

Congratulations on your new daughter! I hope you get peace of mind very soon (and that you get to travel soon, too!). :)