Friday, June 22, 2012

After 15 months.....

...Avery's EP was SUBMITTED!!!!!   It's a miracle!!!!!  On Wednesday, June 20, Holt submitted Avery's EP paperwork to the Ministry of Health and Wellness in Korea!!!  We have been waiting 15 months for this to happen so it is a big deal!!!  What does this mean?  It means our little girl WILL come home THIS year!  I'm beyond thrilled!!!  We expect to wait 6-8 weeks (or more) to receive word that her EP is approved, but thats ok...waiting is the norm!  Then after that we will wait 3-5 weeks for her US visa to be granted, so we still have a ways to go, but things are FINALLY moving again!  YAY!!!!!

In addition to this good news, we also found out that Avery had her Visa Physical, last Wednesday, June 13th.  this is the standard physical done at a hospital which is required for her to get a US Visa so she can enter the country!  Yay!!

We also recieved her well baby check!  (Oh yes, it was a GREAT week on the adoption front!!!)  She is now 21 months, weighs 25.5 pounds (5 pounds lighter than Addison) and is 2 feet, 7 inches tall.  She now says 4 words which is a slight improvement in her langauge development, but she is still behind.  Other than that, she is great!  We are thrilled!!

Its good to FINALLY have a happy-news week!!!! 


  1. Very, very, very happy for you all!!! I can't wait to see her finally in your arms and a picture of all your 5 children together:)

  2. Yeah for EP news!! Praying that those TCs come rolling in very quickly and your daughter is home sooner than expected.

  3. So happy for your family!!! I met you at a basketball game this winter. I have prayed for your beautiful family to get this news!!! So excited all of your children will be home! Continued prayers for the coming weeks. God Bless!!