Sunday, January 28, 2007

Lucky find.

I came home from work today and Lori had a suprise for me. Well not exactly for me, but I was happy to see it never the less . It is for Norah, a Fisher/price Little People doll and her name is Sonya Lee , It says on the case that she's a sweet little girl with a special ability to understand animals. She can tell how they're feeling!
I love that it is not your run of the mill blond long legged doll. In fact it is the second doll we have found just out and about that is Asian. It is also touching that my little girl will play with this doll. For now I will keep it safe for her.

In other exciting news a little girl (locally) is to come home with her Mom next month, Feb 15. What a remarkable story too. I don't know if you caught it but it was on the national news. I think Katey Curick did the story before she became the anchor of the CBS nightly news.
This little girl was brought to the U.S. by LWB (Love Without Boundries) to Arkansas childrens hospital for surgery on a hemangoma on her face. while here and while she was recovering from surgery she stayed with a family from the Our local FCC that are the adoptive parents for 3 kids from China(the couple are some of the nicest people anyone could hope to meet) . While the story of this little girl coming from China to the U.S. for surgery in and of itself is remarkable it gets better. The real story here is that the little girl stole the surgeons heart that did her operation, so much so that surgeon started putting together a dossier for adoption to make this little girl a part of her family. Months have gone buy, and the little girl had to return to China while her Mom worked on filing all the paperwork for a China adoption, that part is finally over and now it is time for for the little girl to come home. If I find out that the national news is going to do an up date I will try to post what channel and time.

Monday, January 01, 2007

New regulations for addopting from China adoption

As most of you know China will soon have new regulations for adoption set by the CCAA. They will go into effect on May 1, 2007. The new restrictions will not affect us because we are already logged into the China center for adoption affairs. Everyone logged in after that date must meet the new regulations. China announced the new changes now so that the people already paper chasing that don't meet the new regulations will have time to get logged in before they take effect. Also, I have heard information that they will do special needs kids diffrently. From what I have heard agencies will no longer have the Waiting Children lists, the CCAA will put all of the waiting childrens pictures and profiles up on their site. Probably password protected so you will need to be approved by an agency to veiw them. I can't comfirm this yet because it is not in writing. But if it is true then people will be able to see all the waiting kids and not just the ones on thier agency lists. They won't have to go with one particular agency just because the child they are drawn to is on that agencies list. The only thing I think that is both a blessing for the children and will be hard for the families to deal with is that there will be multiple families sending in hier letters of intent for the same kids and the CCAA will have to go through them and decide which family will be given the opportunity to adopt the child. So families will again be waiting with no way of knowing if they have a child. But with the new system I think that more waiting children will be placed at a faster rate. It is rumored that this may go into effect as soon as Feb. of this year.
Below are some links that I came accross that deal with the wait I thought I would share.