What All The Fuss Was About…

Here it is! The one little sheet of paper all of the fuss was about. All of the angst, all of the sleepless nights, all of the worry that we wouldn’t make it past review, brought to an end with one piece of paper. One very special piece of paper that says we are approved to adopt Mackenzie, and will we accept her as our daughter.

Yes. Yes, we will.

Signing the paper that makes us Mackenzie’s parents.

This changes everything, not just for us, but for Mackenzie, as well.
Our little girl is no longer one of the 50,000 orphaned children in China. She has a family now, and parents who love her. She will no longer be one of the nameless, but will have our name, and our home. Now, we just need to bring her home. We are waiting on our travel approval, then we will book our tickets. It won’t be long now!


  1. Faith on June 27, 2010 at 1:26 am

    OMG!!! Congrats! P.S. I just gave you an award for having a blog with substance. Your blog is very refreshing to read!Congrats again … 1 more day closer to bringing your baby girl home! 🙂

  2. Jen on June 27, 2010 at 1:28 am

    Oh, SNIFF!!! What a beautiful post — I love that you took these photos, and that last paragraph was just so touching. We can't wait to welcome Mackenzie into our circle of playmates!

  3. Katie on June 27, 2010 at 3:56 am

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! Mackenzie is so lucky to have you both as parents! What a lucky little girl to be loved this much. I can't think of two people who are better parents than you guys! I can't wait to meet her.

  4. michelle on June 27, 2010 at 8:30 am

    Woo Hoo!!! You're one step closer to bringing Mackenzie home. Congratulations!

  5. Dunns on June 28, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's awesome news!! I can't wait to see you holding MacKenzie in your arms, it's going to be this UNBELIEVABLE day for you both that you will treasure forever!! Come on travel approval!!!!Debbie (((hugs)))

  6. Desiree' on June 28, 2010 at 5:19 pm


  7. Grace on June 28, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    congrats, congrats, congrats! so exciting! i can't wait to see a pic of you with mackenzie and just the paper that says she is yours!

  8. Alyson and Ford on July 1, 2010 at 8:50 am

    Congratulations! What a journey! Yes, we took pictures every step we took too. These are memorable times and show the love for your daughter.Alyzabeth's Mommy

  9. Me on July 12, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    Wow, congratulations! Any news on when you fly to China? I will keep checking back to read the news. Can't wait to see some of your posts once you bring her home!Best wishes!(fellow blogger) Nancy

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