Last night: 9:00PM – sitting on the couch, refreshing email just in case China released the new shared list early. Yeah, riiight. But you never know. 9:30PM – eyes beginning to burn, starting to yawn. Definitely feeling the effects of not sleeping the night before. 10:00PM – in bed, iPhone tucked under my pillow. Suddenly feeling wide awake. Praying with… Read More
We’ve spent many hours in the last six months wondering about the little one that would eventually join our family. Especially in the last few weeks, it’s been a frequent topic of conversation. But in the last few days, it’s been pretty much the only thing we talk about. So, for fun, I thought I’d compose a list of our… Read More
We need a name for our next bundle of joy. Choosing a name is something we take very, very seriously. After all, it’s what said child will be called for the rest of her life. We’ve been at it for months and have a few we like, but nothing we love. I love Vivienne’s name. Amazingly, I stumbled upon it… Read More
So why is this adoption so different? Well, I’m not sure. But one things I do know, it is. Different. It was only during our adoption of Isabelle (which we started out NSN) that we even got within spitting distance of a social worker before we had a referral picture in our sweaty little hands. And one framed by the… Read More
9/16/2010. That means approximately 82 hours until a possible referral. Oh my gosh.
I spoke with our agency yesterday (whom we love, btw) and our China rep confirmed that the shared list will be released Monday, September 20th, China time. Which, she reminded me, is Sunday night US time. And she said she’d have the in-China coordinator check on our LID, straight away. So I should find out something in the next few… Read More
from the CCAA is here. The next shared list will be released on September 20th, 2010. Now we wait for our LID. I’ll keep y’all posted. Like it or not, I will keep y’all posted.
So where were we? Oh yeah. At the beginning. Or somewhere around there. We knew that we weren’t going to be able to bring home this other child at the same time as Vivienne. And as far as my husband was concerned, that was the only way we were going to be able to adopt this particular child. So when… Read More
Oy. Where to start? First off, I’ll cut right to the one question y’all probably have: Who?? No one. Yet. We received our 797 on August 27th. And our dossier was winging it’s way to China on September 3rd. I know. What!?!You’re not the only one thinkin’ we’re crazy. I think it occasionally myself. So, what’s the rest of the… Read More