Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Now the Details!

Now that we have the wonderful news, here are some of the details around Sophie. She was born on January 15, 2007 at in South Viet Nam just north of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). Her latest report from May 6, 2008 states she is now with a foster family. She eats very well consuming 3 bowls of rice soup and 3 bottles per day. She sleeps soundly at night (YEAH!!!) and takes two hour afternoon naps in a hammock! WE HAVE A SLEEPER!!!
She is able to pull herself into a standing position and walks while holding furniture. She is very curious to things that surround her. She tries to touch things and will cry if not allowed to do so. She likes crawling better than walking. Sophie loves to be held and has normal wariness to strangers but does not cry when contacting them. She smiles and laughs when playing with her foster brothers. We are very glad to see that she is doing well. As of May 6th she weighs 17.62 pounds and is 27.17 inches tall.
Today we are taking our Special Power of Attorney form to the Secretary of States office in downtown St. Louis to have this paper State Certified. We then overnight this, and two copies to Holt in Eugene. The will then send it to the consulate in San Francisco and then off Holt Viet Nam for translation. It will then join our dossier at the Ministry of Justice in Hanoi were we hope approval time will be around 30 days. After that we file her I-600 immigration paperwork, wait for approval on that, then MOJ and DOJ approval for Sophie's dossier. Then travel time soon after that. We are estimating to travel in mid to late December. That would be awesome as it would have our angel home by her second birthday!
Here are all of the pics that were included with her portfolio.


04/20/07- 3 months

07/23/07-6 months

10/23/07-9 months

01/22/08-1 year

Undated but between Feb & Apr 08

Undated but between Feb & Apr 08

Undated but between Feb & Apr 08

05/06/08-16 months

~Hank





8 comments:

Katherine, aka katedrew94 said...

Congratulations!!!! She is beautiful.

M is for Mama said...

Congratulations again!

You guys have a lot to do before you get this little angel home - get crackin'!!

Let's wish for the time to fly by until you have her in your arms.

Lots of love from Tulsa,
The Patterson's

Jess and Joe said...

Congratulations, again! She's beautiful. She looks very happy and inquisitive.

Destiny said...

CONGRATS!!!

Anonymous said...

If those travel dates work out, what an awesome Christmas for you two to spend the Holiday bonding with Sophie in Vietnam!!

UNCLE LARRY (or Uncle Bub)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations again! She is so precious. Hopefully, we can travel all together and have them back here before Christmas.
Vanessa(Holt)

J and J said...

What a beautiful girl. Truly a gift from God.

Suzanne said...

She is precious! I'm so happy for you and Tricia.

Suzanne