Sunday, February 22, 2009

You Might Be Adopting from China if...

...you know that I-600 & I-171 aren't highways.

...you've been expecting a baby for over 3 years.

...you understand that it's 2006 in some parts of the world.

...you've "paid for" 3 citizenships, but never brought anyone into the U.S.

...you know that waiting for China has nothing to do with Dillards or dishes.

...your homestudy is followed by a number (i.e. #3 or #4).

...you never know how many days next month will  have.

...you know that babies come in batches.

...you've been fingerprinted four times, but never committed a crime.

...you automatically assume everyone who is expecting is having a girl.

...you own new clothing in 3 little sizes for all 4 seasons (because you don't know when or how big).

...you look twice when you see a lady bug.

...you're more interested in what will happen in March 2006 than in March 2009.

...you know people who understand when you talk about 2 day months & 5 day months.

...your due date hasn't changed by days, but by years.

...you know who the Rumor Queen is...AND...you don't know who she is.

...you know that forecast doesn't have anything to do with the weather.

...you've waited so long, they re-checked your fingerprints to see if they changed.

...trying to understand why they're printing you again, you study your own fingerprints and wonder if fingerprints grow wrinkles.

...when you speak of "that time of the month" you're talking about CCAA updates & referrals.

You might be adopting from China if you love someone you've never met with all your heart.

by:  Margaret Leigh

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I can't help but re-read and re-read this and say yep, yep, yep, yep...that's what it's like.  The only thing that we haven't experienced are the different clothes sizes, but everything else, is right on...especially those fingerprints!!!

Good, productive weekend...got the frame and got this project done for Emma's room...can turn on and off the light inside the heart ($1 and some change valentine chocolate box...after Valentine sale that I altered).  I did this exactly as Wilna's from her {he}art class.  She gave us the scriptures to print on our own paper...really a nice touch and so much meaning about keeping your heart pure and clean...



Dennis also hung her mirror.   The three pieces of clothing that she has and the two blankets, I put together to wash...but don't want to wash too soon...could still get more dust on it.

We should hear something this week if this is going to be a 1 to a 5 day referral month...March 3, 2006 is next...so if it's a 1 day, it'll be families on that day...if, by a HUGE miracle, they get through 5 days of referrals, they would have gone through March 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7, 2006 families.  Still have a long wait ahead if the referrals per month keep going slow.  I do not think our referral will come as early as March 31, 2009...but that forecast hasn't changed.  Have seen a number of families that have found out that their log in dates with China were wrong and were sooner...like by 5 days sooner.  So ours is March  14, 2006...and say, by a mistake, ours really is March 9, 2006...that could make a HUGE difference in when we get our referral because of how slow the matching is.  But haven't heard from our agency...actually...terrible thing to say, but true...we stopped hearing from our agency since the past 2 years when the wait kept increasing...so I'll be shocked when we finally do, whether it be for letting us know our LID is wrong or our referral is coming in the mail to us...


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