Well we finally had time to upload some pictures last night so I'm going to try to put some on here before we leave to go to the Grand Bazaar. There's just a mix of things we've done over the past 3 days, and maybe a few from when we were in Beijing.
People always ask what all do you have to do to be able to adopt from there? Well I try to explain some of it with them looking bewildered back at me. So ... here's just a sample , actually this is what we have to take with us to China. Therefore, there was a whole lot more paperwork and other appts in getting to this point now.
~ Vaccination waive affidavit ~ I-864W, Intending immigrant's affidavit of support exemption ~ Addendum of our home study ~Package from the American Consulate ~Clear plastic envelope from CHI ~5 copies of both parents' passport pics and 3 copies of visa page ~Original I-171H form from immigration ~Proof fingerprints are current from immigration ~Copy of dossier including copy of home study ~2 passport size pics of each parent ~New or newer crisp US money ~Our flight tickets ~Copy of Drew's Chinese medical report ~CCAA Travel approval form ~Copy of seeking confirmation letter ~Document stating we've met all pre-adoptive state requirements ~Copy of US Naturalization document (for me) ~CHI buttons to identify us at airport (we'll be the dumb looking tourists) ~Pen, envelopes, paperclips ~Gifts to officials, nannies, foster mother
Longing for a child to love, I'd wish upon the stars above. In my heart I always knew, a part of me was meant for you.
I think how happy we will be, once I adopt you and you adopt me.
I dream of all the joy you'll bring, imagining even the littlest things. The way it will feel to hold you tight, and tuck you in every night.
The drawings on the refrigerator door, childhood toys across the floor. The favorite stories read again and again, hours of games with make-believe friends.
The day you took my outstretched hand, a journey ended, but our lives began. Still mesmerized by your sweet face, still warmed inside by our first embrace.
I promist to give you a happy home, a loving family all your own. A house you've now made complete, with laughter, smiles and little feet.
A parent is one who guides the way, know I will be there everyday. Rest easy as each night you sleep, a lifetime of love is yours to keep.
"Our Very Own Son Born not from our flesh, but born in our hearts, You were longed for and wanted and loved from the start. Conceived from a blessing sent straight from above, Our very "own" son at last home to love."
Our Adoption Journey
Hello family and friends! We've created this site to introduce our new son to you. We are thrilled beyond words to be able to finally bring him home. Please follow along on our adoption journey as we travel to China to meet our son Drew. Also come back for updates on our daily ventures as we settle into our new family. For those of you who haven't been able to keep up with this long process, and believe me it's like an elephant pregnancy--forever long--I'll try to post to catch everyone up soon.
We are Scott and Kimber Miller. We've been married since Oct 05. We have a 6yr old son (my stepson)Riley who is the light of our lives. Our adoption process began in the fall of 2006. Basically we knew we wanted to add to our family and Riley's presence just made it more keenly aware. He's a lot of fun, happy go-lucky kind of kid, so another addition just makes sense.
We first requested a little girl however, when Drew's picture appeared everything went out the window. We were just happy to be blessed with a child- boy or girl. Now we begin our real journey as we travel across China to meet our new son who lives in Urumqi.