Lilypie Waiting to adopt Ticker JOURNEY TO SARA LIN.... our adoption journey to China

JOURNEY TO SARA LIN.... our adoption journey to China

I prayed for this child, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of him.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

China has 107 days of dossiers to be processed before they get to our dossier. China currently processes about 5.7 days of dossiers each month. The best guess for us to get a referral is 11/17/2009.

Sunday, May 04, 2008

China has referred 3 days for the month. The current prediction would be that we would receive a referarl 11/09. We are still logged in, however, most of our paperwork will expire in October. We have not made a decision as to what we will do at that time...

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Another disappointing batch of referrals. The CCAA has referred through 12/8/05 which still puts us receiving a referral closer to 2009. On a good note, they have clarified the issue regarding concurrent adoptions - they are now officially allowed.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

We completed our domestic home study Friday (Yeahh)! We still have the fire and health inspections but hopefully they will be in the next week or so. No issues at all. The investigator (CI) was very nice and very compassionate about our situation. She really seemed to want to help.


Sunday, October 14, 2007

Wow, I can't believe it has been so long since my last post. Nothing much to report on the adoption. China referrals continue to come in at a very slow pace, slowing the timelines further and further with each passing month. At least November 2005 is finally finished... Some speculate that referrals will speed up but most predict a continued pattern of slow down and that the worst is yet to come. With that said, we really don't know what to expect anymore. Our agency has suggested that we consider switching to Vietnam. We are also going through the process for domestic adoption. We can only pray for God's continued guidance.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Happy 41 Birthday to me! Ok, it was actually a few days ago (7/17) but I'm still celebrating! I certainly don't feel 41, except maybe in my choice of gifts. I wanted new Sketchers and a new food processor. Exciting, right? I had a relaxing day in downtown Greenville. I took Puzzle and a good book with me (it's such a pet friendly city). We sat by the falls and had a peaceful afternoon. The weather was perfect. That evening, hubby and I went to a nice dinner and spent the evening talking about how much our lives have changed in the past year. This time last year, we were getting ready to sell the house in Lakeland and hubby was making plans to move into his temporary apartment. We were so nervous about the transition, but it all came together perfectly. I couldn't have asked for a better birthday.