Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Group 244 is born

Our file has been sent to China and we have been given our group number - #244. Our group is a big one - 18 families altogether!

What is a group you ask? Children's Bridge puts together a group of files that go to China for approval and matching up with children. These are the families we will travel to China with to bring home our children.

Today in the mail we received a list of the other members in our group and have already been in contact with some of them by email. It will be nice to be able to keep in touch and get to know each other a bit before we spend time in China together. Most of the families are from Ontario but there are a few from New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Saskatchewan and Alberta. Unfortunately we won't be able to meet some of these families until we travel.

Those of us who are in the area are planning on getting together for dinner in the near future.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

August 9th, 2005 -- Ministry Approval!!!

Today we received a phone call from Jenna at Children's Bridge, letting us know that the Ontario Government has approved us for adoption.

Our file was sent to Children's Bridge on June 27th, and from there was sent to the Ontario Government. We received approval in just under six weeks....which is quick.

Over these past few weeks our birth certificate and marriage certificate were notarized and our file was translated into Mandarin.

All that needs to happen now is for our approval to be translated and then the entire file to be sent to China. Children's Bridge will take care of all this for us.