Sunday, July 22, 2007
After the first ruling, the birth mother has 10 days to sign a document relinquishing all rights to the child. The final ruling is then sent out and I can travel!!! So, again, we don't know when exactly this will be, but we're hoping this fall!
Something happened this weekend that I found very cute . . . the kids and I were in downtown Naperville along w/ 1000's of Harry Potter Fans for the "Harry Potter Book Sale Fest" and Olivia saw a little Chinese girl. She couldn't be more than 18 months old, and Olivia said to me, " Look Mom, it's Tsai-Yi!!! I thought it was so cute! :)
You're all probably wondering if we're keeping her name Tsai-Yi (pronounced kai-yee), and we are as her middle name . . . we will announce the first name very soon! Most likely after the first ruling has been finalized. Stay tuned . . . . .
Thursday, July 12, 2007
- Responds to "no!"
- Assists in dressing . . . I thought this one was a little odd, she's so young, but it works! :)
- Crawls on hands and knees
- Sits well or long periods
- Finger feeds
- Uses one word w/ meaning
- Stands holding on
- Offers toy or food
- Looks for hidden objects
- Pokes w/ index finger
Little less than a week is her first hearing, so we're praying all goes well. As the agency says, no news is good news! After the hearing, there is a first ruling which can come within 1-2 months, then a final ruling. After the final ruling date has been set, I can plan my travel arrangements and bring her home!
Olivia & Graham have been having fun watching the videos and pictures of her. They seem to be excited to have her as their little sister, at least as much as they understand thus far!