Wednesday, February 1, 2012

We are DTC!!!

For those that don't understand Chinese adoption lingo, that means Dossier to China!!   A huge day of celebration.  :))

Yesterday I received this statement in an email from our amazing agency along with a tracking number:

"This is to confirm that your dossier is on its way to China."

Aaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh!!  Soooo exciting!!

We have we been waiting a LONG time to hear those words.

And they finally came!! 


WOOHOO!!!!!!!!!!!!

Remember this picture?? 

Well, that whole set of papers (plus one more), is in route as we speak (so to speak) to a certain very large country in Asia where two certain precious little girls are living...  :))  Yay!!!!

I can hardly believe it!!!  It has been almost 7 months since we started this process with our first homestudy visit.  That is just crazy!  I sure wish we could've eliminated some time from this process by shortening the HS part of it, but that didn't happen.  We should've been sending our dossier off 2 months ago!!  But things have not happened in our timeframe.  I just have to trust that they are happening as they should be in God's timing.  It is so hard though, when you have a plan in your mind and things just really do not go the way you think they should.  I know this is the way it is with adoption. Especially an international adoption. I know that in my head.  But it doesn't seem to change what I want to happen.  I still hope for things to go my way, in my time...

I also know our last adoption is playing a part in my frustrations. We are 7 months into this process.  I was just telling Mark yesterday that 7 months into our adoption of Anna and Victoria, we were already on a plane headed across the Atlantic ocean to Ukraine!!  

 Wow! That is the difference in the adoption processes of 2 different countries!  I understand that, but it still makes me feel like this adoption is taking waaaay too long!  And we still have 4, to possibly even 7 months ahead of us before we will travel.  :(   That is a tough nut to swallow.  I hate that!  Just thinking that my girls will be another 6 months older before we get there is super hard for this mommy's heart.  Hailey might even have turned 6 yrs old by the time we travel!  I very much want to celebrate that special day with her!  

Hailey's birthday is just a couple days after the 4th of July.  We would really love to be home by then celebrating our nation's birthday AND our new daughter's birthday!  THAT would be amazing, wouldn't it?!?  

I want to thank everyone who has prayed for us and supported us so far!  We are so thankful for that and we just humbly ask that you would continue to pray for a speedy process for us from here on out.  Pray we travel closer to the 4 month mark than 7 months.  :)   Thank you!!! 

Also, I wanted to remind everyone that our iPAD2 fundraiser ends this month.  I haven't been very good about updating about it, but you do still have time if you would like to be entered for a chance to win it.  You can click here for more information.  I will be posting an update and a reminder again real soon!   

6 comments:

Barb said...

Congratulations! Our adoption is going very slow too so I know how hard it is! You are getting there though so hand in there!

Dashers said...

With Josie we received our travel approval five months after our dossier was sent to China.
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Rebecca said...

YAYYYYYY!!!! That has to be a great feeling! Congratulations!

Jordan Larsen said...

Ok well that just means that you have no excuse not to come to my COLLEGE GRADUATION!!!! :) God is just helpin' me out a little bit....

Kirsten said...

Jord, I wouldn't miss your college graduation for anything!!! God is so good!! He knew our situations (yours and Hailey and Ruby's) and all of this a LONG time ago and planned for it! That in itself is amazing!! He loves us ALL SO much! :))

Thanks everyone for the encouraging comments!

Tana said...

Someone from my agency group told me about your blog. We are adopting a little girl with DS from China too! I'm envious of how far along you are, but so excited for your family! How wonderful!

And your ears will hear a word behind you, "This is the way, walk in it", whenever you turn to the right or to the left. Isaiah 30:21

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