Thursday, June 25, 2015

Nursery Reveal Coming Soon!

Nursery and Baby Girl's initials Reveal is coming on July 4th! We just have a few final touches to make the nursery complete! It will be 6 months that we have been in the adoption process. These little reveals will help us to get through all of the paperwork! By the way, we received our Marriage Certificate back today from the Secretary of State of CA! This weekend we plan to get our next set of paperwork submissions ready to mail out. We also are going to finalize our pictures for our dossier! That's all for the moment!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Immigration Fingerprinting Complete!

We woke up early this morning to get to our immigration appointment at 9:00 a.m. We arrived around 8:15 and were finished by 8:50. Not too bad for a Tuesday morning! Now, to work some more on the nursery!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Get Your Paint On!

Dane has been working hard this past week on the nursery. Once he finishes all of the painting, then he will hook up the new light fixture. Then, we can start moving in furniture and decorating!!! We received our Ohio certified documents back in the mail on this past Saturday. Now, we have to type a cover letter for the NY Chinese Consulate to approve these documents. We are in the process of hiring a courier to do this part for us, since we do not live in NY. Moreover, we are waiting on the return of our CA certified documents which we will then turn around and mail back to the CA Chinese Consulate. Tomorrow, we have our appointment with immigration-more fingerprinting! Moving right along! We could be matched at any time! :) So exciting!
So, I had just finished typing this post and walked into our living room. This was on the carpet! Not sure how this little ladybug got in the house, but definitely another sign that we are getting closer to our little girl!

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Certification for Documents!

The next couple of steps require several documents to be certified. So, this morning we mailed our marriage certificate to the CA Secretary of State for Certification. We also mailed our Birth Certificates to the OH Secretary of State for certification. When these certified copies come back to us, then our next step will be to have these same documents authenticated.
We also received our letters in the mail today which give the date for our appointment for fingerprinting and other information with the USCIS! This appointment is necessary for our immigration approval! :) Woo-hoo!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

China Adoption Process Chart

Many of our friends and family have asked about the adoption process. This chart explains the steps in our China Adoption. It consists of a lot of paperwork which needs notarized, authenticated, translated, and approved. We are currently right in the middle of it. Thanks for your continued prayers and support along the way! ~T & D

Dresser is Done!

So, here is our hutch from the dining room.
Dane sanded it down, primed and painted it (I helped a little). :)
And here it is now....
The new knobs look great! I asked Dane to keep the top glass doors off, as this will make it easier to get things off of the shelves. I have other plans for the glass doors. Can't wait to see this in her nursery! It is all starting to come together! Now to finish wall paint and trim!

Monday, June 8, 2015

The Nursery Begins!

We cleared out the nursery to start painting! We have accumulated so many things already: wall hangings, pictures, curtains, rug, toys, pillows, toy bins, books, lamps, blankets, etc.
So, everything has been cleared out except for the furniture to let the painting fun begin!
Luckily, Dane loves to paint. He bought all kinds of trim to incorporate on the walls. Here is a side project he has been working on. I had a hutch that my parents bought me before I met Dane. I used it in my dining room. It was too cute to sell or get rid of, so Dane is turning it into a dresser for the nursery. Before Pics...
Primer and Paint...
I found these knobs at Homegoods to put on it!
Can't wait to see the finished product! We are going to work more on our Dossier paperwork this week! So glad that summer is finally here! ~Tava