Monday, September 29, 2008

One Year Anniversary

We have officially passed the one year anniversary of being LID for Eva. The anniversary date is September 25th.

Unfortunately, I have no updates regarding time line. Through a rumor site, I did find out that the current attrition rate is about 30%.

Once we know more, I will update you.

Friday, July 4, 2008

One Year Forward, Two Years Back

Posts on this blog and been few and far between. I apologize for that, although I am afraid it will likely get worse before it is better.

Chinese international adoptions are even more delayed than when we started the process of adopting Eva. Well meaning friends told me that my initial outlook of three years was unrealistic because they would never let the wait get that long. Well, we are a year into the process and the wait predictions have extended even further to four to five years. So, literally, we have one year down and we have extended the wait two years beyond my three year prediction.

The bottom line is that Eva's adoption is many years away yet. We have discussed and researched other options and, at least right now, they are not right for us.

We are using this extra time to focus on Jada and enjoy her early childhood. These early years seem to pass so quickly.

Thanks for your continued love and support through out this process. We are thankful that we have Jada to help make the time pass more quickly.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Home Study Update

It's hard to believe, but a year has passed since we started the process to adopt Eva. That means, our paperwork is starting to expire already and needs to be redone. So, we are starting to update our home study, which we are required to do every year as we wait.

Step 1: Have fingerprints checked against FBI database. This step means that I have the dreaded rejected prints stigma to overcome.

I walked in the office, yesterday, with my head held high and explained that I don't print well. I was told with great confidence that their office has a new machine that does them digitally and that everything will be fine. Let's just say, Marty was back to work after he had his prints done the old-fashioned way and my prints were still being rejected by a new technology. The best we could get was only three of my prints were rejected (both pinkies and my left ring finger, for the record). So, my prints have been sent on with the rejected ones and we are hoping for the best.

Next time, I will remember to plump up my finger tips before being printed. I am fully confident that I will hear from them soon and be asked to visit them again.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007


I was shocked to read my email minutes ago and see that we have LID information already. Wow! That was fast. Our LID was 9/25/07. We have a Moon Festival log in date!

Monday, September 24, 2007


As I was complaining about our dossier not being in China, our dossier was actually on it's way to China. Oh...the irony. :^D

I received two emails from our agency today. The first one stated that our dossier was sent to CCAA on Friday. The second email said it was received at CCAA today. They both caught me off guard.

So, we are officially DTC now. I hope to find out our LID (logged in date) within a month or two. I am still hoping that we get a September LID, but I am not holding my breath.

Friday, September 21, 2007


I cannot help leaving the work week feeling more than a little disappointed to receive no new news about our dossier. I thought, naively, that our dossier would have left translation, finished the final dossier prep (like binding), and be on its way to China. I wholeheartedly believed we would be DTC by the Monday or Tuesday. At this rate, we will get an October LID (logged in date). I am finding this set back to be even more depressing than last week's. I guess here we go again....