The CCAA in China has completed their review of dossiers submitted during the month of July 2006. Our dossier was logged in on July 22, 2006, so now we know that our dossier passed through the review process without any problems and has moved into the match room. This is the last piece of information we will receive until we get our referral. Earlier this month the CCAA sent out the September referrals and they only covered 4 calendar days. I think the process may speed up a little bit in a month or two, but we are still estimating getting our referral late next year at the earliest.
P.S. The above picture is of some surprise lilies which were growing in our yard. I thought it was a fitting picture to go with this good news about our daughter Lily.
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"Welcome home to the Happy Haus" is the greeting I used to receive from Gary when we arrived home from work each day. Gary and I brought our daughter Natalie home from China in November 2011 to live with us in our cozy cottage. In October of 2013, we unexpectedly lost Gary, our dear husband, father and friend.
Our family includes our two sweet Newfoundland dogs, Katie and Louie. Newfoundlands are working dogs, so we make sure our two always have a job to do. Katie and Louie are both certified therapy dogs and bring lots of joy to people who are in need of some Newfie love. They have also competed in Rally Obedience. Katie has earned a Rally Advanced title and Louie has earned a Rally Excellent title. In keeping with Newf tradition, Katie has become a proficient draft dog while Louie prefers practicing water rescue whenever he gets an opportunity. They are also both protectors of their little sister, Natalie.