We recieved word from our agency on Dec 27 that the rumored changes to China's adoption criteria are official. Our agency also forwarded to us the document they recieved from China informing them of their intent. The new criteria is identical to the info published by the NY Times & MSNBC. The new policy goes into effect may 1, 2007...sooo, if we are able to have our paper work translated and sent to China before that date we should be ok. Of all the new requirements, the biggest set back for us is the new net worth valuation (we're not even close). Any how, we're pushing ahead and hope to complete our home study by the end of Jan. Our greatest concern is immigration and finances. We've been told it takes about 3 mos to process the paper work, but we cannot pursue immigaration until we've completed our home study---and now that things need to move quickly, we'll need to have our finances that much more quickly, as well. Thank you for your prayers!
Vince & I are still completely hopefull...we know that it was God who put this idea in our heart and that in His time and in His way He will bring His plan to fruition!