Yesterday, I called Children's Hope International to accept a referral for an absolutely breathtaking 19-month-old waiting child. She was born with congenital syphilis and is clinically cured. Her tests have repeatedly negative reports (yea!) and she is physically and mentally on target for her age. She is now living with a foster family, which is a good thing!
So why am I not jumping for joy and shouting from the rooftops?!? Trust me, I want to do that with all my being, but I must wait until I receive my pre-approval (PA) from the China Center for Adoption Affairs in Beijing. I have been logged in since April 13, 2007. But, the next step is to get my PA. Why am I worried? I'm old according to China standards. I'm now 51 and want to adopt a 19-month-old. There is a slight chance they may not grant me the PA. In my heart I think they will, but I just won't let myself go nuts with excitement until I get the PA.
PRAY FOR THE PA! PRAY THAT CHINA WILL ALLOW ME TO ADOPT THIS PRECIOUS CHILD.