We got the all important email this morning- we have our pre-approval from China for our son Hu Jian Lun- whom we will call Kai Jian Lun. We originally received our referral May 13th but were unable to submit LOI until my 30th birthday on June 22nd- and I have to say that may be a birthday that will never be topped. Today we got the approval to talk about our son and post pictures, so here he is!!!!!
He was born May 11, 2008 at a very little size (they are guessing premature but because of the cleft lip and palate it is hard to tell- could have been extreme malnourishment). On May 12, 2009 he was only 13 pounds and 24 inches long- at 12 months! He is a really little guy, but they have been working on getting him fattened up for surgery :) His first pictures were just sad- now he is just full of life and his eyes just dance!
Now that I can actually talk about the events of the last 49 days (that was killing us by the way) my posts might make more sense. We expect news of the 797 any day now and that is the last step before the dossier can go to China! Then we will be on the hunt for a few more A’s (LOA, LOA #2, TA, CA).
There has been a lot of journal writing since the referral since I was unable to post anything. I am hoping to translate them for blog posts soon so that you can feel the excitement with us! We have had an amazing (and frustrating) 49 days since the referral. I am hoping that the next dew months can go faster- especially since I can tap into a bigger support network now.
There will be many more posts to come! Right now I just need to shout it- WE HAVE A SON!!!!!