On January 30th, we saw the face of our daughter for the first time. On February 2nd, we sent off our LOI. On June 5th, our dossier was on it’s way to China. And we’ve been waiting ever since. While we’ve been not-so-patiently waiting, our Vivi has grown. She’s gone from a baby to a toddler, from one set of… Read More
Yesterday we celebrated. We baked. We frosted. We decorated. We ate. And we missed Vivi terribly. Happy 2nd Birthday, Vivi Kate!
Here it is, in all it’s agonizingly long glory… 11/01/08 ~ learn about WACAP from my friend Anne (whose in China now!)11/15/08 ~ ask Chris about adopting again, he kindly says, “no”.1/27/09 ~ learn more about WACAP’s subsidies for SN kiddos1/30/09 ~ we see our girl on a list at WACAP2/02/09 ~ our LOI is on it’s way to CCAA2/03/09… Read More
We’re still not- so- patiently waiting for TA to travel for our Vivienne. It has been 255 days since we first saw her face, and not one of those days has gone by that I have not thought of her, prayed for her. We hope to travel before the end of the year, before Christmas. Just the thought of seeing… Read More
With the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival fast approaching, I decided to send a mooncake care package to Miss Vivi and her foster family. I just wanted them to know, somehow, that we are thinking of her. All. the. time. And can not wait to bring her home. Imagine my surprise when, after emailing Ann at Red Thread Kids to say how… Read More
Ever really don’t want to write? But feel like you need to? So it’s exhausted, disjointed and painful, and feels like an insanely long dental cleaning? Well, this is one of those times. Don’t necessarily want to say what I gotta say, but feel like it needs to be said. And anyone that knows me will tell you, if I… Read More
Yes. I am just now getting Vivienne’s care package off to her. About 2 months later than I had planned. I know, I stink! We were told by our agency that we needed to wait until we were LID to send anything, and if you know me, you know I always follow the rules. So I waited. But then we… Read More
Look at the absolutely precious little face that, at last, made it’s appearance in my inbox today… I can’t stand it!! Come on LOA!!! Unfortunately, that’s not all we need to have happen to bring our girl home. First we need to finish a homestudy update. That means that even though we’ve already completed a ton of paperwork, we still… Read More
Since the move, amongst other things we’ve had to “update”, we are required to get a home study update to bring Vivi home. Thankfully it’s not an entirely new home study (praise God!) but it has required a good bit of paperwork. Hopefully, getting the update completed and to USCIS won’t delay our travel at all. God willing. We requested… Read More
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