Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Say Cheese!

The time has come to bite the bullet and handle a part of the dossier that I have been putting off. We have to enclose 6 - 8 life pictures of our family. Now this may sound like a simple task but believe me...it is NOT. It is so hard to find the appropriate pictures. You see...the powers that be at the CCAA (Chinese Center for Adoptive Affairs) carefully look at the pictures that we send to help them during the matching process. We have been told that they look for similarites in facial features but more importantly, the Chinese believe that you can see much within the face and eyes of a person such as their general personality and demeanor. So, now do you understand how much is riding on these pictures? :) All the pics that we find are too casual, too formal, have sunglasses on, too old, too little clothing, or just plain awful. That is a bit of an exaggeration...I have found a few good ones but we are still in the hunt for a couple more good ones. Looks like this weekend we will be striking a pose!

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