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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

TRAVEL DATE!!!!!!

WE GOT OUR TRAVEL DATE TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WE HAVE OUR SDA (state department of adoption) APPOINTMENT MAY 17 SO WE WILL BE LEAVING MAY 14!!!!!!!!!!

I AM CRYING, SHAKING, SMILING, YOU NAME IT!!!!!!!

So, this is how the process will work. We will go to our SDA appointment in the capital on May 17. At this appointment we will hopefully learn more about her family and we will see her file and maybe some baby pictures. Then we will get our "official" referral for her, which we can't pick up until the next day. Once we pick up the referral we will travel overnight by train across the country to her region and HOPEFULLY get to see her/meet her before the weekend because you can't visit the orphanage on the weekends. So we will actually be in country for about a week before we get to meet her.

So now we get to find flights and start getting ready!!!! YAHOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!

Kareen we are coming in ONE month baby girl!!!!!!!


15 comments:

  1. Hey Kecia,
    I am excited for you! Just a quick question...what does SDA stand for? I know you have talked about this in previous posts but I can't remember :)
    Love,
    Natalie

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  2. OH my gosh, Kecia- chills!!!! I am so wildly excited, I can't stop smiling!!!! Praise God, I just can't wait for the pictures!!!!:):):) Happiness in the Rice home today!!!

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  3. Awesome, Kecia! I love to see all of your pictures of your girls. It will be even more exciting to see all 4 together!

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  4. YAY! I am doing a happy dance for you!

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  5. That bed won't be empty for much longer!! I am sooooo excited for you!

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  6. YAY YAY YAY!!!!!! I can't WAIT to see Kareen in her bed!!! :)

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  7. Congratulations! I'm a RR prayer warrior and just checking in. What awesome news. My birthday is May 17 -- you can bet I will be praying for you and Kareen then!

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  8. Oh boy oh boy, I wish I could be a fly on your shoulder and see it all with you!! No pressure, but we will be expecting pictures!!!

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  9. Yay!! I'm so excited for you!

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  10. Oooo!! Covered in goosebumps here!! Hang on baby girl!

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  11. What wonderful news Kecia! Lets keep that ball rolling! I can't wait for you to meet her! Thanks for sharing the details with us!!

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  12. So happy, Kecia! Bring a travel umbrella, because we've had scattered showers everyday but one:) EXPLORE! You may only get this one opportunity and you want to embrace every moment while you're there. Don't be afraid to venture out on your own (although make sure you have your address in cyrillic).Our best times have been when we've gone out for strolls and observed. Love it:)

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  13. Also, eat at different places. Most often there is an english version. It's fun to try restaurants that you wouldn't see at home.

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  14. Wow- you're right that was really fast! Congratulations- I can't wait to see you meet her! BTW- I love your energy and enthusiasm- you are good at "showing" it through the internet and it's very genuine.

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