"An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet,regardless of time, place, or circumstance.The thread may stretch or tangle,but it will never break."

- an ancient Chinese belief

Thursday, April 29, 2010

LID Plus 4 Years

China Adoption Paperwork

Four years ago today our paperwork was officially logged in to the system in Beijing. At the time we never imagined that our wait would stretch out to where it is today. To say that it hasn't been easy would be like saying that the Great Wall of China is just a fence. We've definately been on this roller coaster they call international adoption and it looks like our car is almost to the top of the last hill. Even though we don't understand why it has taken so long, we know that right now in China there is a little dark haired girl that is meant to be matched to us. We can just imagine all the paperwork we took months to gather sitting on a shelf in the offices of the CCAA (Chinese Center for Adoption Affairs) waiting to soon be placed on the desk of the person who will match us with our Emily. Hopefully the next batch of referrals will come out next week and we will see if there is still a chance for a June referral. My advice is be sure your seatbelt is on tight and the lap bar is locked securely in place.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

More than Half Way Thru April Now

Referrals came out yesterday and they made it thru 6 more days!! They are now complete thru April 17th which means there are only 11 days left in front of us. Hard to believe. We are now hoping for a summer referral. One of the local families in Chattanooga we know received their referral in this batch. They are now the proud parents of a beautiful 10 month old.