Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Feliz Año Nuevo

Baby S wishes everyone a Happy New Year.

It's 8:15 p.m. and Baby S just woke up from a very late nap. We are not sure that she will be up to having her picture taken with the Happy New Year party hat we got her. Sorry, but this picture of our little darling walking to the mailbox this afternoon will have to do. :)

Referrals are in and finally January and February 2006 LIDs (Log in Dates) have been referred. We were 01/16/2006 LID. It took the CCAA (Chinese Center for Adoption Affairs) ONE YEAR to refer two months. When we began this process, the CCAA referred one month of LIDs every month.

CONGRATULATIONS to those of you who have seen your child's face for the first time. We know how horrible the wait is and we are happy for all of you. In a few months, life pre your precious child will be a distant memory.

To those of you still waiting, our hearts and thoughts are with you. Just because Baby S is home does not mean that we do not keep up with referral dates and blogs. We are still disappointed about the slow pace and we are here, waiting with you.

If you are a relative or friend of someone who is waiting, PLEASE be kind. To us, our children are real and we hold them near our hearts at all times. This is coming from someone who has had a child develop in her womb and one develop in her heart. There is NO difference. A simple G00gle search should bring you up to date on International Adoption. Just ask, listen and be kind. No one wishes (or makes up) for this kind of hell.

The first half of 2008 was HELL for us, while the second half brought Baby S to us. The wait is WORTH EVERY SECOND.

If you are waiting and would like to contact us (or just for sh*t and giggles), we can be reached at:

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