July 30, 2015 Leave a comment
Five Gladney families traveled to China this month to complete their adoptions! We had adoptions happening simultaneously in all three of our partnership provinces: Shanghai, Jiangxi and Hunan. We also had two families in Guizhou and Guangdong completing their adoptions who were matched with children outside of our partnership relationships. We are really happy for these families to have a good part of the summer to spend together. We will look forward to collecting pictures to share in our August newsletter. We also had one LSC issued this month to a family in our waiting child program, and we now have 3 families with TA’s who will be travelling in August. congratulations to all!
It is wonderful to see so much happening! Summer is a great time for children to arrive into their families with a routine that emphasizes more “down-time”; time to play and be present with your family. Of course, it is also that time of year when bedtime curfew is lax and there is a little too much screen time. But the upside of summer experiences with siblings, visiting relatives, and outdoor adventures gives our children the bricks and mortar to one day build their family..and create the space for their own children to one day grow.
China Standard Program Update: The CCCWA has reported that it has processed referrals for parents who submitted dossiers through 12/30/2006.