Wednesday, June 15, 2011


Today we received notification that we have a LID of June 9th!! We are so happy to finally get to this time. Now our dossier is being translated. Our next step is waiting for our referral. We do not know were we are on the list, but we do know that we will definitely be in the mix to get one. Before now it was just a small chance of getting one, but having a log-in-date our chances have improved greater. Noel wondered what will be harder, waiting for a referral or getting the referral and waiting to go get her.

We are currently at the SBC convention this week. This is where it all started. I was able to meet Lynette Ezell whose husband was a catalyst to finally commit to adopt, and Noel was able to meet Russell Moore the author of Adopted for Life. We have recommended that book to many people. Both of these families have adopted children, and what an encouragement they are to us.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Time to Dance!!!

I never thought this day would come. Our dossier is finished and on it's way to home office in Virginia before heading to China or DTC(date to China). It should leave for China by Friday. A lot of work and stress has gone into preparing all that paperwork, but It will be worth it. Getting it ready in the last couple of weeks has felt like labor. I was happy to send this Fedex package without a return envelope in it.

Now we wait for our log-in-date or LID as it is called. My prayer is that it somehow makes it to the top of the pile and is done quickly. Once that is done, we will then be moved from a paper-chasing family to a dossier family and able to get a referral. We are anxiously waiting for that day.

Keep praying for "Allison" and that we will know her soon.