Wednesday, April 30, 2014


At 4:23pm yesterday, my phone rang. My heart always skips a beat when I see a call from Oregon, as that is where our adoption agency is.

We were at day 60 of waiting. Day 60 of twiddling our thumbs & having the wait seem longer & longer as the days went by. We had no paperwork to work on, no fingerprints to do...nothing, just wait! I won't lie, it was starting to really get to me. I hated not being able to do anything as we waited for China to give us the official 'ok.'

When the phone rang, I knew what the call was...there was nothing else they would be calling for at this point in our journey to A.

Then, it was official...she said it. We have your letter of acceptance. China liked us!! A can be our child!! (cue tears)

So now, I wait today to receive an overnight package from the agency. Once it is received we sign a few things & send it back to them & then start more paperwork. We are hearing about 9 weeks now til travel, so possibly end of July or beginning of August.

It's getting real! Momma is coming!!

Friday, April 4, 2014


Wow, I have been MIA…I do apologize! So much to blog about, but not enough time. Between moving & everything else going on, sadly blogging has taken a backseat.

The house is coming along & A's room is done! I still walk in there daily & cannot believe it! We have a little boy room in our house, with toys & clothes…now all we need is our boy :) It still seems to surreal & I think until he is actually in our arms it will be.

We got an update a few weeks ago. We did find out that now that his foster sister has been adopted, he will not be getting another foster sibling. I am glad this is the case because it will help him adjust to being an only child. We also found out that they have started him in preschool. As sad as this makes me, because it is yet another thing first I am missing, I am glad he is doing this as well, so when he starts here, he will be used to it. They say that even though he cannot hear the teach he understands what is going on & what she wants of him. All the doctors keep saying he is smart & this is just really reiterating that fact!

Our dossier is in China & we found out being reviewed, so we are hoping for our letter of acceptance within the next month or so. Once we have that, they tell us 6-9 weeks before travel…so we are getting there, slowly but surely.

I keep saying we are lucky because it is all going to take less than a year. I also do not count the days or pay attention to dates of log in, etc, because I feel that does help the time go by any faster. I just choose to go with the flow & if they send an update saying another step has happened, then great!

So we are getting there!

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