LID, baby 9/16/2010. That means approximately 82 hours until a possible referral. Oh my gosh. EmailFacebookMorePinterestTwitter
WooHooo! Who is God going to send your way?? Can't wait to find out!
BTW Congratulation on your LID!!
those are such beautiful letters when put together… ahhhh..
so your post the other day kicked me in the butt to share with my hubby- the little girl i'm in love with — her file may open up to us non-LID (heck, i haven't even filled out an agency application yet!) folks.. so he says we'll talk when he comes home.. not sure what that implies;)
but back to you– i think this is cause for celebration… as in date night.. as in a nice glass of wine… way to go girl!!!
ps– don't forget to breathe (in AND out )
slowly. hard to get to the phone when you're passed out:)
What is a LID and a referral?
I'm on FB too much. I was looking for the "Like" button. 🙂 Congratulations!
May God reveal the next member of your family to you soon. Congrats!!!
I'm so excited for all of you! Can't wait to see who the Lord has chosen for you. 🙂
Can't wait to find out who your cutie will be!!! We are now 7 days post LID!!! You are one week apart from us!! Yippeee!
LID means that our paperwork is logged in with China. So now we can be 'matched' off the new shared listing that will be released late Sunday night. Which means we might get a referral… which is essentially a 'file' representing a little peanut that needs a mama and a daddy!
Congrats. Can't wait to see what God has in store for your cute family!
Congratulations!! I am a little jealous…there is a cutie 11 year old with Wacap but we just can't do it right now 🙁
Oh my Stefanie!!! I am so excite for you!!! I cannot even imagine what you must be feeling right now!!!
Chelsea Gour says
Congratulations, Stefanie! 10 is great number. I just can't believe you are LID before me. We started back in March….but, we are still raising funds to get DTC. I should pick your brain about how to do an online raffle. Maybe we'll travel around the same time anyway! So happy for you and the luck soon to be!
Yeah!!! We hope to have those same letters in Nov!
We aren't waiting to be matched as we chose a 9 yr old boy from an agency list earlier this year. Our LID is 9/7, though, so very possibly we could be in China at the same time! If you want to see our boy, our blog is at http://afamilyofsix.blogspot.com/p/pauls-timeline.html
Congratulations! I'm hoping for a speedy log-in too! My thinking with the deadline is that if I have my paperwork there close to the deadline, it's their fault if they take forever logging it in, don't you think?
If the CCAA asks nicely, I MIGHT grant them an extension on their log-in. They may need to file a supplement with me, I'll see if I'm feeling generous.
I was just showing my son your family and explaining that you would soon have 10 kids. He said, "wow she could be on TV". I guess you need a reality show now. 🙂
Congrats my friend…hang in there 82 hours is nothin… sending a hug.
PS…How can one view the shared list? Cuz…you never know. =) My email is firstname.lastname@example.org thanks!!
Wow….counting down the hours with you. Best wishes!
Buckle your seatbelt, it's gonna be an exciting ride!
So excited for you ( and a little jealous !)
Stefanie what agency are you with? Just curious if we're with the same one :0)
Woo Hoo!!!! Can't wait!
Thanks y'all!! We are crazy excited to be so close!!!
We are with WACAP, Cara 🙂
Oh yes, I've heard they're good, but that's not our agency. I was just wondering if we would travel around the same time if we were both matched next week. This is our first adoption so I'm still a bit hazy on how this all works! We're I800. Were you able to keep your 600?
Mrs. S. says
Soooooooo excited for you!!!!
Looking forward to seeing who God sends to you guys! I can imagine 82 hours is short, but long too at the moment for you!
Have a wonderful weekend
How exciting! What a blessing for you and your family! Can't wait to hear!
We are hoping for a fast LID b/c we have been waiting all week for DTC. Supposed to be tomorrow! :0)
Football and Fried Rice says
Hoop Diddy Hoop!
Can't wait to see the newest member of your family!!
SO VERY EXCITING!!!!!
Jodee Leader says
How exciting! Hang in there!
Oh.My.Word. How will you ever sleep until then? My stomach is rolling just thinking about you getting a referral! 🙂 So exciting!!
Congratulations!!! So excited for you and your family! I can't wait to see the little angel God has chosen just for you!
By the way, thanks for answering some of my questions on FB! 🙂
Jewels of My Heart says
How exciting……can't wait for you to see the precious little face of the precious little child that Jesus chose to be yours and you to be theirs before the beginning of time…
OK – I'll make it about 63 hours to go – LID – what a wonderful thing to be 'past'!! Remember – eat – and sleep as much as you can until Sunday night – that way you are ready for an 'allnighter' if you need it!
hugs – aus and co.
a Tonggu Momma says
Congratulations, Stefanie! Can't wait to hear what happens…
Hoots Momma says
how in the world only 82 hours???
The Milfords says
Whoo Hoo! Can't wait to hear how it goes!
Shut up!!!! You NEVER know what you will find when you stop in to visit Stephanie's blog! I'm so happy and excited for you all! Can't wait to see your next family member is!
Hey Hoots Momma!
The shared list is released on Sunday night (Monday in China) and our agency will be doing everything they can to lock in a child's file for us. So Sunday night, we might meet our daughter for the first time! Which, as of now, is actually more like 63 hours?
Goodness and Mercy Mom says
Oh Stefanie, I'm living vicariously through you! We are just about to submit our I800A and our wait depends on how long it takes to get our 797. (Our dossier is done with the exception of that approval and Chinese consulate authentication.) We're hoping we'll know who our new son or daughter is by Thanksgiving. We're also working with WACAP and they've been so wonderful already.
I can't wait to see what little princess God has planned for your family!
Kathie (AOW volunteer)
The Oswalds says
How Incredibly Exciting! Congratulations! Can't wait to see who the next little will be to join your family.
Chris, Tammy and the gang! says
Did you know there are over 1500 children still waiting on the shared list. Maybe there's a little peanut waiting for a mommy and daddy on the list already!
Hooray Hooray! That is exciting news!
Hi Stephanie, can you email me about Wacap and theri policys…I am so drawn to the 11 YO but we've been home only three months….I can't find your email anymore 🙁