The Crew

The Crew
Christina, Matthew, Joshua and Katie Grace XiHua

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Switching from Taiwan to a China adoption has meant what? More paper work? YES.

Here is what we have accomplished in the last 4 weeks:

Home Study Visits
Local Police clearances - notarized
FDLE Background checks - received
DCF Clearances
Previous States' DCF Clearances
Certified Financial Statement - notarized
Ordered extra original certified copies of our birth certificates and marriage license
Employment Verification Letters requested
4 New reference letters
Copies of past 3 years tax returns
Jacob's notarized medical form, complete with blood tests
Annie's notarized medical form, complete with blood tests
Downloaded the USCIS immigration I-800A and completed
Copies of passports
Collected family/home photos

This is just the beginning.

In addition to all of these, I have been working a lot of extra hours to pay for each step. God has blessed me with plenty of hours doing work that I enjoy!

According to most people, we are aloud to post photos of the little girl we are pursuing once we have Pre- Approval from China, which we do. But we are pretty sure we are going to wait for LOA (letter of approval) since we have not officially logged into China yet. So that won't be for another couple months.


  1. Yep...lots of paperwork! But soooo worth it! :)

  2. My goodness you have been buried in paperwork. I sounds like you have accomplished a ton! Congratulations. I hope the rest of the paperwork goes smoothly for you. I got so excited when you mentioned posting her picture. But, alas, I will have to wait a while longer. Best wishes!

  3. oh wow lucky you to get to do the paperwork all over again! if nothing else it definently keeps you busy. Can't wait to see her photo and hear more aabout her.

  4. Been right there with ya Annie!! :) And finally today our home study is complete and being mailed to USCIS!! WOOHOO! Yes, definitely worth all the work and Praising the Lord with you for his provision for your daughter!! Can't wait to see her face ;)

  5. It sounds like you have been making good progress. It sure it ALOT of paperwork. I am so excited for you guys and can not wait to here you have finished with this step of having it all sent in!


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