Little Girl: Is that your son?
Me: Yes, he is!
Little Girl: I'm just asking, 'cuz he's brown and you're white.
Little Girl: He must be brown like his daddy.
Me: Actually, he was adopted by us.
Little Girl: Was he like an orphan?
Me: Yes, he was.
Little Girl: Did he live in an orphanage?
Me: Yes, he did.
Little Girl: You adopted an orphan!!!
Me: Well, he's not an orphan anymore! He has a mommy and a daddy now!
Little Girl: Awwww. He's beautiful.
Her mother then chimed-in, saying isn't that a good thing they did, and then whisked her away before the little girl could begin with a hundred more questions.
We also received the hard-copy of our Referral Approval confirmation, which we immediately signed, and will mail to China tomorrow (via our agency)! The RA basically says that China (the CCAA) approves us to adopt Judah Fu Xue, and requires our signature as evidence that we still intend to adopt him. I still have more paperwork to complete this week, regarding visas and travel...but, I'm seeing the light at the end of the tunnel!