#1: Our Dossier is complete. Actually, this is not a tidbit-this is HUGE. After six and a half months of hard work, prayer and a few bumps in the road we have collected or created everything that the Chinese government wants to know about our family. Just for the record, it has taken about 4 months longer than I ever dreamed it would take. HOLY PERSISTENCE. If you don't know what a Dossier is....Google it. I'm too tired to explain it.
So, the next steps are as follows:
1. Our agency mails our Dossier to China.
2. Our dossier is LOGGED INTO the Chinese Children Welfare Agency's system.
3. We wait.
#2: We received a wonderful surprise on Monday night--an updated development report for Tulip and yet another sweet picture of her cute face. I am not sure I should put the whole report on here for everyone to see but I will tell you that she is walking (!), she is not potty-trained (to be expected), she weighs about 19 lbs (average is about 27), and she is average height for a 2 year old. If you would like to read the full report send me an e-mail and I will forward it to you. They tell a couple of really funny stories about her and her personality which of course, makes us want to meet her right now! But again, it is quite evident that she is well loved and cared for.
Here is the new picture of our sweet Tulip--enjoy!