Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Presley's referral pictures

Here are the pictures the orphanage staff gave me when we received Presley. On the backs of the photos are the date they were processed. The first two were processed 03/18/2008 and the next two were processed on 05/23/2008. We received her on 05/30/2008. I have no idea what the Chinese characters on the back say. Does anyone know??? These are the pictures they were getting ready to send to an agency that would find a family for her. But we got to her first!!

Here are some pictures of her orphanage. It looks very clean and bright!! Though I'm not sure how much time she spent here as she was with a foster family.


Jill said...

Hey stranger!!
How the heck are ya???????
I LOVE this post! Suck wonderful pictures, I have never seen these, and it is nice to look back! I cannot believe how far she has come! Love can do that to you!
If you are interested, I can have a Chinese friend at Mark's work look at the writing and try to translate..just let me know!!
Miss you!
Hugs, Jill

Gwen said...

These are great pictures and it's nice that you have this little piece of history for Presley! :) I especially love the photo of her with the grapes!
We just found some photos of Sarah's orphanage. She was born in a rural area of Jiangxi province. If we go back to China, we would like to visit this area. But like Presley, she didn't spend much time at her orphanage, either.

Jodi said...

So sweet! and soooo happy y'all found each other! More like - so happy God's path was made clear for y'all to be together!

Love y'all!
Jodi Sue :)

Bobbi Jo said...

She is such a beautiful girl. I wonder if she is as precocious as she looks?! I'm guessing yes!!

Presley's Adoption Timeline

  • 8/15/2007 - Received referral for Geneva!
  • 9/13/2007 - Sent LOI (letter of intent) to our agency
  • 9/29/2007 - LOI was sent to China!
  • 10/08/2007 - LOI was delivered to the CCAA in China
  • 10/29/2007 - PA (pre-approval) was issued!!
  • 1/15/2008 - DTC (dossier to China)
  • 1/18/2008 - Dossier delivered to CCAA
  • 1/25/2008 - LID (log-in date)
  • 4/1/2008 - LOA (letter of acceptance)
  • 4/25/2008 - CCAA issues TA (travel approval)
  • 5/22/2008 - Leave for China!!!
  • 5/25/2008 - Met our sweet Lexi!
  • 5/26/2008 - Discovered Lexi had brain damage
  • 5/30/2008 - Met precious Presley!
  • 6/7/2008 - Arrived home

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