"By adopting a child and helping them reach their potential, they help us reach ours. An adopted child is not an unwanted child; to the contrary. They are a child who was searched for, prayed for, cried for, begged for; received by arms that ached, making empty hearts full. Love is meant to be shared." Author unknown

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Not much info but lots of pictures!!!!

Well, there isn't a lot to update on.  Corban's Article 5 (A5) was scheduled to be picked up today and will then move on to wait for Travel Approval (TA).  I pray we will receive TA next week otherwise, we will be pushing it to leave on the 29th but still do able.

I finally heard back from our travel agent in China and she said she would send us a tentative itinerary while we sleep (or while I wake up every few hours to check email) tonight.  She was able to confirm that we will be able to expedite Tegan's paperwork; therefore, only needing to stay in Shanghai for 3 days. 

We did, however, receive notice that the boys receive the care packages we sent.  Corban's orphanage is no longer providing photos or updates so we did not receive much info from them, though they were appreciative of the package and are glad they can begin to introduce him to our family with the photo album we sent.

Tegan's orphanage also relayed a message to us that they too appreciated the package and all the goodies for the kids and that photos would be sent soon.  We received 11 photos yesterday evening and hold onto your hats because Tegan is actually smiling in two of them.  It gave me great joy to see a smile on his face, though I also see some orneriness it his smile too.  I can't wait to find out!!!!  Without further ado, check out these adorable pictures:

Isn't that just the sweetest look, with a hint of orneriness.

And he shares! Be still my heart!

Meeting his family.

Ok, and he is fascinated that he is in the photo album too. 

Must be something good on the back side of the toothbrush package.

1 comment:

  1. He is absolutely beautiful, Tracy!!!! I love the one of him pointing to himself on the photo - how precious! I'm so excited to meet the boys and am glad to hear that you are officially counting down. It will be here soon, mama!


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