So what now!?
We're just in the midst of completing required paperwork in order to accept our referral. Once this is done, appointments with various Chinese government agencies will be arranged and then we'll receive our travel approval in a few weeks giving us the go ahead to purchase our tickets. We anticipate travel around the end of January, but this is a guess. We should know more over the next few weeks.
I just recently joined a yahoo group of other parents who have adopted from the same orphanage. What a great resource! I just saw a message posted today from a mother who is currently in Nanchang and received her baby this week. She said that the babies are doing great, all of them! There has been minimal grieving and mostly they just want to be held. Other than colds, no one has noticed anything to be concerned about. This is so encouraging! I've been hearing that the Poyang Orphanage takes great care of their children.
We continue to be enamored by our little Elyza. She has stolen our hearts. I must look at her picture a thousand times a day. I can't wait to hold her.