Saturday, February 13, 2010
It's official everyone! DTC= Dossier to China!!! Yeah!!!!! After several months of paperwork, paperwork, and more paperwork, our adoption paperwork, called a dossier (pronounced doss-e-ay) is on its way to China via DHL. The Chinese are now celebrating their new year, so our dossier will wait until business reopens next weekend. Please pray with us that CCAA will find favor on our family and expedite our approval. We want to go get our girl!
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Saturday, February 6, 2010
Today, Griff, my mom, and I received part 1 of our travel vaccinations. We all got the Hepatitis A and B, and Mom also had to have a tetanus vaccine. The actual shot was not bad, but now the soreness has set in and it ain't pretty... Griff took it like a champ, however. As many of you know, Griff is petrified of needles and has been known to work himself into such a frenzy that he faints. I'm happy to report that was not the case today. He took it like a big boy. I stole this funny photo from my friend Sunny's blog. I thought it was so appropriate for today's posting.
Two friends are on their way home from China today: Sunny and Meredith. Safe travels, girls. Can't wait to be in your shoes.
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Thursday, February 4, 2010
I spoke with my agency today and my coordinator, Karla, said that our documents were in Houston, and should be back tomorrow. She said that she hoped to have our documents to China (referred to as DTC in the adoption lingo...)Now we wait for LOA(more lingo... meaning Letter of Acceptance). Right now, the average wait time is 71 days for LOA, once the dossier is logged in. However, we are seeing some families getting approval much quicker. I know, with all my heart, that God is in control of the timing. I also know that He hears our prayers and He answers them. So... I need you. I need your prayers. If you are reading this blog, you are probably my friend, my family, my co-worker, or you could be a total stranger that stumbled onto this blog. I ask you to pray for the individuals who will review our dossier, for the ones who approve us, who process any paperwork, to move this along. I want to go get my girl!!!! God will be glorified in this entire process by pointing out to others who hear our story that God's divine hand was over the whole thing. I believe that through our prayers... and yours, of course, that we will bring Mia home... sooner than later. She's waiting for us...
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