My niece is officially adopted! Though my sister and brother-in-law had been fostering her since she was a few weeks old, they couldn't start the formal adoption process until Amy turned 30 (bizarre adoption policy -- go figure!) last year. They finished the paper-work months ago, and today finally received the formal letter making it all official! Woohoo!
Here's a picture I took of her when they were visiting over Christmas.
I love you Livy! You've always been my niece -- I'm just glad the Chinese government finally knows it! :)
A correction: It looks like they'll have to make a trip to Guangzhou for the adoption to be finalized -- but that seems to be just a formality.