Friday, July 27, 2007


It's official!!! China has given us approval to adopt a baby!!!!! We have successfully made it through the Review Room! This is where the China Center of Adoption Affairs (CCAA) looks through our dossier (mound of paperwork) with a fine tooth comb to see if we're fit to be parents. It's scary that they think we are! Now, in the past, the CCAA can still ask questions up to about two weeks after you're out of review, but I am NOT foreseeing any trouble! I refuse to worry about it! God has been SOOO good! Thanks for calling me Sarah with the GREAT news this morning! I'm glad you check those message boards so faithfully!!!

Now, the question on everyone's mind...does this mean Abby will be coming home faster??? Unfortunately, this doesn't affect that time frame. The Review Room is an entirely different department. So, basically, we go back on a shelf and wait. We're thinking about another 10-12 months. However, this is the BIGGEST hoop to jump through! The rest (renewals of expired things, traveling, etc) is all cake!

So send up a quick thank you God for us making it through the Review Room without any questions.

And to Abby....hold on baby, we're one step closer to bringing you HOME!!!!



Anonymous said...

Tony and Rett,

We have already said it, but we wanted to do it again. We know the level of weight that has been lifted from you guys. This is a big day! Go have fun on your vacation and celebrate.

Nancy, Brian, Natalie and Morgan

Anonymous said...

That is great news! I know that is a relief for you guys! I think that means you should go buy something for Abby for such great news!


Anonymous said...

That is wonderful news!!! Congrats, I'm glad that the good news came now, with all the news about waiting and guys deserved good news about YAY!!!!! Have a good vacation, be to you later!!

Congrats again!!

Love you both,
Missy :)

Tony and Rett said...

YAY! Thanks for the well wishes! I'm so stinking excited to be so stinking excited about something related to the adoption!! Ohh, is this an occasion to buy a coach diaper bag?????? Hehehe, shhhh, don't tell Tony!

kristy said...

WOOOOOOOOO-HOOOOOOOOO! Praise be to HIM for this! I am so excited and happy for you both on this! What wonderful news! I am so glad! God waited for the perfect time...knowing how badly you needed some good news! Praise Him, praise Him! I'm with you on the Coach bag...tell Tony that it would look wonderful sitting on the front seat of the Jag wagon!

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I'm so happy for you guys! I know that is probably a huge weight off you and now it's just the wait! However, with God's help the time will fly and you'll have her home before you know it! I will continue to pray for you guys and Abby!
-Christy (and Paul and kids!)

Lynnette said...

Wow! Finally a bit of good news and just before vacation, now you can relax a little before school starts. Have fun and enjoy your time at your cabin, and hopefully next year Abby will be traveling with you.


Allyson said...

YAY!!! We're so excited that you made it through the Review Room without any problems!! What a huge blessing! And the news couldn't have come at a better time. Hope you two have a great time in Gatlinburg and relax! We will continue to pray for you guys until Abby comes home!

Robby and Allyson

Karla Buckley said...

Tony & Rett,

Congratulations! I am so happy China has approved you! You two will be the perfect parents!
Tony - I love Glenn Beck!! I was so excited to see you went to see him. I love his show! He is the smartest guy and he needs to run for President!
I like the car in the picture (the jag). You should get it.

Aunt Karla

mom said...

dear sweetie heart , god is good all the time. so glad to hear great news and much more great news to come. our abby girl is on her way , lets thank our god. keep up the prayers and hugs and kisses to all. bless retts and tonys friends and family for all the super you"all. rett"s mom and dad sadler

Josh and Cammie Delph said...

AAAAHHHHH!!!! That is awesome!!! Praise God!!!

jkcm said...

Wow! Yeah! What wonderful news for you. Having a Chinese governmental board approve your ability to become parents is absurd but obviously a necessary one to get this Abby girl home to her parents. This is such great news!! We are so excited for you both! God is sooooooo very good and so faithful!!!!! Congrats! Party time! Can I get a whoo-hoo? Sorry, we're just a little excited for you!

jkcm said...

We think you should absolutely get the Coach diaper bag - you deserve it! (ok, I do, Jason didn't have a vote). Sorry, Tony. :)