Tuesday, March 25, 2008

16 mos. and taking a little break

It's been 16 months since our dossier was received in China. If I remember correctly...it was just about 2 years ago that we definitely decided that we wanted to adopt again from China. We started some very preliminary paperwork as far as collecting some originals of birth certificates, etc. and then researched agencies again to adopt. We filled out an application in May of 2006. I remember being so excited because I knew the process and kind of what to expect...or so I thought. I mean I do know the process, but who would ever think what has transpired with China's program would have happened? How much longer will we wait for a referral? Right now my "gut feeling" is another 2 years. People don't ask me much anymore how long. That's okay with me, I don't get my feelings hurt about that part of it. Truly the only ones who understand the agony, the uncertainties, and the just plain old wanting to meet and hold your baby for the first time are us folks in this line. But we are getting there...slowly, but getting there. The wait IS worth it, I hope you all can see that by seeing Grace and how much joy she brings us. When we were in China, so many of the Chinese people would come up to us and say, "she is a lucky, lucky girl!" No....we are the lucky ones.

I'm taking a little break from the blog, we are going on a road trip. Miss Grace and I are traveling to Indy for a little while to visit my sister and her family. It will be good for us to have a change of scenery from the cold and grey of March in southern Wisconsin. We'll be back next week with some pics of our trip. Take care and see y'all soon....:)

10 kind words:

OH MY #6 said...

have a good trip. I will miss your posts.


PS. I gotta get me one of those dolls!

Angie said...

Happy 16 Months! We are inching forward and I am so glad that have you to share this amazing journey with.

Have a wonderful trip to see your sister!

Brandi said...

Happy 16 months!

Have a wonderful & safe trip! We'll miss you!

Denise C said...

I hope you have a wonderful trip visiting with your sister.....I will pray for safe travels!!
Miss Grace is so lovely in her Easter dress and with her pretty eggs too! What a very blessed Easter your family shared!

Sweet Blessings,

Kim & Jeff said...

Happy 16 months!!! We are right the wait will be worth it in the end. Have a safe trip - can't wait to see all the pictures when you come back!

Mob said...

Have a great time on your trip. How fun, I love mommie/daughter trips!

A Mom- In-W8ing said...

Congrats on being 16 months closer to your little one!

Enjoy your trip and be safe! Can’t wait to hear about it when you get back.

Smiles! :o)

redmaryjanes said...

Congrats on 16 months down! We're getting closer. Have a great time on your weekend getaway!

Mark & Terri said...

Happy 16 months! Looking forward to seeing your photos from your trip. Have fun with your sister and be safe.

Steffie B. said...

Have a wonderful timer. And I totally understand this feeling reagarding the wait! ;(

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