Friday, July 29, 2011

Is that a breeze I feel?

Cause I'm a bit more hopeful than when I last posted.

Just thought I would pop in with a small update. Remember how much I was freaking out over getting our LID? Apparently, I didn't need to be such a spazz. Our agency matches families with the waiting children based on when they sent in their Medical Conditions Checklist and, as such, their estimated 6-12 month wait was based on that date.

It's not likely we'll get a match anytime soon, but we did send our MCC in before we were logged in. I'd rather not give out dates right now since we still have no guarantee of when our match will be and it's bad enough for us to be disappointed without the rest of our friends and family constantly wanting to hear updates, but I feel a bit more hopeful that we'll see our girl's face before my next birthday (which is in June, btw). Guess I should call Kevin and tell him the good news.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Have you seen the wind?

Because it's been taken from my sails today.

The good news is that I heard back from our agency about the wait time. The bad news is bad. According to them, we are looking at a 6-12 month wait for referral, followed by a 4-6 month wait before travel to China. Yup, we could be looking at a year and a half before we have our girl, making it 4 years of waiting. I'm trying to stay positive. I'm trying to remind myself that this will happen the way it is supposed to in order for us to be matched with the right child and that it will all be worth it. I'm really trying, but I am not having much success.

I'm upset. I'm upset that our agency told us in December that we'd be looking at half the time they are now quoting us. It's not their fault, it's just how things are. I'm upset that the excitement I felt yesterday has been mostly put out by the knowledge that we almost certainly won't have a referral by Christmas.

There has been a huge influx of pregnancies in my family over the last couple weeks and it kinda sucks knowing that these babies that haven't even been born will likely be a year old before we even get to hold our sweet girl or see her face to face. It will happen when it's supposed to, I know that. It doesn't change the fact that today is a hard day.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The three letters we've been waiting for!


Yes, we have our log in date!!

I opened my email this afternoon expecting to get notice that our dossier had been delivered to the CCCW@. Instead, I found out that our dossier had not only arrived, but been checked in. Typically it takes about 4 weeks from DTC to LID, so this is a huge surprise for us!

So what does this mean? We are now eligible for a match at any time. We are definitely eligible for the July list which should come out a week from Monday. We are most certainly not expecting a match anytime soon, especially since our agency told us it would be about 4-6 months, but just knowing that we are finally in a position where all the pieces are in place leaves me (relatively) speechless.

Wow. This is actually happening. Wow. We could see our little girl's face by Christmas.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Time to celebrate!

We are officially DTC (Dossier to China)!!!!!! WOOOHOOOOO!!!! Now we sit back and wait until we get a referral. No more paperwork until then!


Here's hoping everyone else has a happy weekend!