Tuesday, July 31, 2012

WOW!!! LOA & Flowers!!!

Yesterday, on day 53, we received an email saying we have LOA!!!!! For those of you not in the adopting world, 53 days is not that long of a wait compared to some who waited over 100 days!!! LOA means Letter of Authority or Acceptance...basically Ch*na has thoroughly looked at our family and has approved us to be Ian's parents!

Then today I just received these MAGNIFICENT flowers from my Super Terrific Not-So-Secret-Anymore Pal! WOW! Are they pretty!!

Gotta get my I800, DS230 and I864 forms done so we can move on in the process and bring our boy home!

Blessings to you,

Sunday, July 29, 2012

LOA Waiting Day 52

Today is day 52 of our LOA wait. Great progress made this weekend when Jeff and the girls got Ian's room painted yesterday.  Today I ordered his bedding online.  It should all be here on Wednesday. Things are moving along.  Maybe this week we will see that LOA arrive?  


Thursday, July 19, 2012

Thanks to a sweet adopting mom...

Some days it feels like the adoption is not real.  But today, was NOT one of those days!  Today, I had the privilege of receiving an email from a sweet adopting mom who took photos of our little Mu (Ian) just hours earlier.   He was napping and apparently slept through a ton of activity in the room.  Hmmmm... just like his daddy!!!  LOL   Jeff actually slept through a riot outside of our house years ago in New Jersey!   Anyway, the following pics are Mu in his little bed at nap-time yesterday.  

He calculates out online to being in the 95th percentile for his height and weight.  By the looks of his little tootsies sticking out of the end of his toddler bed, I'd say that is pretty accurate!!  I'm thinkin' basketball player???? 

He is just so adorable and hug-able looking! I can't wait till he knows we are coming for him.  For now... we continue to wait.  It would be too emotional for him to be waiting for a few months for us, so as we sit on day 42 of our LOA wait, it is better for him not to know yet.  Only a few more months though... So thank you Kirsten... you surely made my day and the wait, a little brighter today!  


Thursday, July 12, 2012

"In process"

Well, we just received an email from our agency that says "Your dossier is back from the translation company (July 12) and the status is now "In process" which means your dossier is now in the review room. I hope to receive the LOA in about a month and half."  

Still a ton of waiting, but at least its something... I'm thinking October travel is not happening... :(  I was really hoping we would travel mid to end of October.  I'm starting to think November is what we are looking at.  My biggest fear is the cost of airfare as the holidays get closer.  

Trying to stay positive and remember it's all in God's perfect timing...