Tuesday, November 29, 2005
Saturday, November 26, 2005
That's all I can do right now. Wait for my log in date, Wait for my referral and Wait to go get Abby. When I started this process the wait time for referral was only 6 to 7 months. Currently the CCAA has increased the wait time to 8 months and possibly longer. Rumors abound on the message boards and the blogs that I read from the informal China adoption community I have become a part of....... The CCAA has received too many dossiers at one time so they are backed up, The CCAA office is moving/has moved resulting in a slow down, The holidays with time off equals a slow down, There just are not as many Chinese babies available for adoption as before, There are not as many Chinese babies that are "paper ready" for adoption just to name a few. I don't think anyone really knows for sure but we all suffer the wait together. Only time will tell and I continue to have faith in the CCAA and that I will receive Abby when the time is right for both of us.....
Meanwhile I found these pictures on the blog of another LUCKY family who are currently in China now after their long wait and now have a beautiful daughter they are in love with and who also loves them. These pictures show that the wait (which really STINKS!!!) is not just endured by future parents........
Wednesday, November 23, 2005
Monday, November 21, 2005
This is a ladybug charm that was made especially for me as a surprise. Geneva And I are both fortunate ( or unfortunate, depending on how you look at it.) enough to work in the ICU as nurses. She and her husband Dave (I am trying to post their picture but it won't upload for some reason) have become good friends of mine. Dave makes dental crowns and also jewelry. One day after a usual stressful day at work Dave appeared near the end of our shift and gave me this charm he had made. He and Geneva have been very enthusiastic (and patent) listening to my China adoption plans and as a result were well aware that ladybugs are seen as good luck in the China adoption community. I wish you were able to see the detail he has put into this little ladybug. The picture does not do it justice. LadyAbby has been engraved on the underside of the ladybug by Dave making it even more special. Thanks you guys for being so supportive and also for being such great friends. I can't wait for Abby to meet you both!
Friday, November 18, 2005
My Dossier went to China today! Now I wait for my log in date. That is the day my dossier is officially logged in to China and when my Wait officially begins. My Agency tells me It may take up to a month or more to find out my log in date. They also tell me that just because I may not hear right away does not mean that I am not already logged in. The way I see it once I actually know my official log in date then the time I spent waiting for it means that much less time that I have to wait afterwards for Abby's referral......
Tuesday, November 15, 2005
I have been waiting a LOOOONG time to post this sonogram. Isn't it cute? As of tonight I am done and officially "PAPER PREGNANT". Below is a picture of all my documents, passport photos (2 extra required by China), my passport and my dossier photos. This people is my COMPLETED dossier! I will be sending it to my agency tomorrow (early am ). If they are able to get it translated into Chinese in time I may be DTC (dossier to China) this Friday. I know it's a long shot. My agency only sends out their dossiers on Fridays and I am a little concerned about next weeks timing because of the Thanksgiving holiday. Maybe they will be closed next Friday? Who knows but I will ask tomorrow. In the mean time please cross your fingers for me.
Thursday, November 10, 2005
Tuesday, November 08, 2005
I was in Atlanta Georgia this past weekend for the Baptism of My Nephew and 2nd Godson Zachary Hugh. Isn't he adorable?
I also got to hang out with Niece & Big Sis Virginia and Nephew & Big Brother Jack. Thank's Virginia for letting me sleep in your comfortable bed!
This is Christopher my first Godson and Nephew Then.......
And Now! Boy does time fly........ I feel very fortunate to be the Aunt of 5 great kids!
Thursday, November 03, 2005
They would really lift my spirits and also help pass the time. Plus I get to see who is out there actually reading my blog. I know my blog is pretty exciting but do try to contain yourselves
And look out because I just learned how to add SMILEYS.