After a sleepless night emailing with Wasatch (the agency advocating for "Tiffany" on RainbowKids), reviewing medical files, talking with the Thalassemia experts at Children's Hospital Boston, finding pictures, organizing financial information, and filling out forms, we submitted our Letter of Intent (LOI) for Liu Yiquan.
The hematologist confirmed what we already knew. She has thalassemia major, relying on chronic transfusions to survive. As long as we understand this, and feel prepared to deal with this, we are given the green light. Some would shy away from a diagnosis like this, but after years of talking about parenting a child with this exact disorder, we didn't flinch.
We were so happy to receive another photo with her file:
We call this pic "Chef Hat" or "Line Cook." What a cutie.