Sunday, December 13, 2009
If I wasn't at their mercy I would tell them what I really think. But I'm going to save that until after this adoption is completed.
On another note, it took forever to get our paperwork ready to request an extension on our immigration paperwork. The forms were sent about 10 days ago and USCIS got them. But they haven't approved us yet. We still have to be refingerprinted. Yeah, you know, fingerprints never change, apparently only when one adopts does that possiblity exist. Our immigration approval expired 12.11.09. We won't have our extension approval until after we get fingerprinted so no Bailey additions for us this year.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Matches haven't come this month for the traditional Chinese adoption program yet. Maybe the Chinese Gov't will send out matches and a new list for the special needs program before they take their Autumn moon festival vacation the first week of October. We can only hope. Of course a little prayer doesn't hurt if the desire to do so stirs in you. These children are waiting for their forever families and this long wait isn't helping anyone.
Maybe next week........
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
GLORY HALLELUJAH! PRAISE THE LORD!
So, maybe I shouldn't be quite so excited. But, it feels somewhat like a relief that our referral will probably come this year! Hopefully not too much more waiting.
I ask myself through this long wait, "How do you already love someone you haven't even met yet?" But I love her already. She is in this world, waiting for her family. I just want to go get her! I guess it's sort of like being pregnant (forever, in our case). You haven't met that beautiful little person growing inside. But you know you love them. When you are expecting in adoption the child doesn't grow in your womb, the child grows in your heart. In the adoption world, they call it being "pregnant on paper".
Monday, August 24, 2009
Well there is no fighting the system. If we want our daughter home from China we have jump through all of these hoops. So we are starting the jumping process again! Yippee!!!!
Saturday, August 22, 2009
We already talk about our new daughter (sister) all the time. We have planned things around how it will be when she comes home. We have bought things for her. We have saved things for her. Meigan talks all the time about sharing with her (we see how that actually goes when it becomes the real world). Please come on referral!!!!!!!! (eight exclamation points to bring on good luck in Chinese, it's their lucky number. the lucky number 8 is why the Chinese started the olympics last year in China on 08/08/08).
Monday, May 4, 2009
We will update this site when we get any news. In this case, no news it not good news.
Monday, March 30, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
I got news yesterday that the two twin headboards I ordered for the girl's room will be delivered tomorrow. Sure hope I like them. I ordered them online. We will only put up one of them for now since we have no idea how old Meigan and Josh's new sister will be. We have the crib on stanby in case we need it for awhile.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
We have a LID!!!!!!!! 01/22/09!!!!!!!!
We are so excited to get a LID so soon! That means that we could get matched with our child at any time now!!!!! No, I'm sure the thought won't cross my mind every time the phone rings.
Monday, January 26, 2009
Originally we thought we would get our LID by the end of this month but we forgot about the CCAA and China being basically closed until Feb 10th. I think we will get a LID by the end of February. I'm keeping my fingers crossed!
Friday, January 23, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Finally we finished our dossier and sent it to our agency this past Tuesday, Jan 6th. It took us 9 months to get it done. It took Homeland Security 5 months to process our I800 application. The new system for Homeland Security that started on April 1, 2008 has made this whole international adoption process even more complicated. But the upside is that our dossier is finally being processed to go to China!
We have requested to adopt a special needs child. We haven't been matched with a child yet, but we hope to be matched fairly soon. We will update this blog as the exciting events unfold.