WE GOT OUR REFERRAL on June 27th and today we received our PA!!! And she is currently in care for at New Hope Foundation in Shun Yi Beijing!
Can you believe it! We were so not expecting this at all, but on June 27th (while hanging out in our back yard with some moms and neighborhood kids) at 6:42PM Deniece called from CCAI and told me that they had our daughter! I was shocked but once Deniece started giving me all the details, tears flowed out of my eyes and I started shacking. You see back in May of this year, Keith and I went ahead and updated our medical conditions checklist and on it we written in constipation and mega colon (seeing how we are already dealing with this condition with Francesca) and we updated the age range from 6-12 months to 6-18 months. Deniece said she remembered that 'someone' wrote in mega colon on their MCC and when our revised list was pulled there it was along with the age updated...which made us the perfect match for this little girl. After giving me the details about our newest addition, Deniece told me that she was going to email me all the information she currently had. I ran into the house and jumped on my computer and the first thing I saw was...
...this face! Isn't she just beautiful!
Let me introduce to you Fu Qing Le from Jiaozuo City Welfare Institute. Her date of birth is 4/28/2007 (same as my grandmother's), had surgery (for her mega colon) at Beijing Number One Hospital in June 2007 and since than has been being cared for at New Hope Foundation in Shun Yi Beijing. According to her records, she is doing just wonderfully well and we have received an update already from our agency that is so positive.
Here are more photos for you to view of our beautiful daughter!
photo from March 2008
photo from July 2008 (can you believe how much she has changed!)
(I know we chose the name Sofia for our little angel, but we recently found out that they might be calling her Annabelle Faith at the care home...if they are, I think we are going to change her name...we are currently waiting on word from our agency on this matter...)
We had her medical records reviewed by both our pediatrician and gastric specialist and all think she is thriving. We made the official phone call back to CCAI to let them know that she is indeed our daughter on July 1st and also told Francesca that she is an older sister. Francesca was very excited. She took the news so well and was truly captivated by Qing Le photo. (through hearing us talk about the name situation, Francesca has told us that she likes Annabelle more than Sofia).
Anyway, I so wanted to tell you guys sooner, but our agency would not let us until we received PA...which came in today (our LOI was sent in 7-2-08). As I stated before this was so very unexpected & we are are so not prepared....in more ways than you can imagine....but as my mom always is saying, "God doesn't close a door unless he opens a window..."