Our dossier is officially in China as of Monday!! Now we wait to hear that it has been logged into China's system, and then we wait to hear it's been approved. The timing on this part of the process is completely up to the CCCWA (China Center for Children's Welfare and Adoption) and has no rhyme or reason. Our agency has asked for them to speed our process up because Hannah is aging out, but it's up to them whether or not they do it.
Barring some unforseen obstacle, we are roughly 2 months away from travel and still several thousand dollars short of being fully funded. We recently found out about another grant that we are eligible for and we were able to get our application in right before their last deadline for the year. We are now waiting to hear back from them and from Show Hope. Other than that, we only have our puzzle fundraiser that still has the ability to raise more funds for us.
We just received a few more generous doantions and that leaves us with 140 pieces that have yet to be sponsored. At $10 a piece, that has the ability to bring in $1,400 and that is a huge amount for us.
If you would like to be a part of this journey to Hannah, and sponsor a piece (or pieces!), all you have to do it click on the Paypal Donate button at the top left side of this blog page. You can email me at carlyduvall1628 at hotmail.com to let me know what you'd like me to write on the back of your piece(s).
I will leave you with an updated picture of Hannah's puzzle. You can finally see mama panda's eyes! :)