Saturday, August 4, 2007

8-9 - Introduction


Welcome to our adoption website page. The purpose of this site is to allow friends and family to track our journey as we get closer to receiving our daughter. Christy and I had discussed adoption for a couple years before we finally decided to proceed. If we knew the process was going to take us more than 32 months, we would have not wasted all the time we did talking about it. The initial application for adoption consideration was picked up in January of 2005.

Our referral package with our daughters information arrived August 2, 2007. Sadly, we are not much different than most others that are adopting from China. The time frame when we started was estimated to be around 18 months to referral. Of course we had to complete 10 months of documents, background checks and governmental approvals before we could even send or adoption request to China. We were DTC (dossier to China) in October '05 and LID (log in date) November 16, 2005. These dates are important as they are the dates which dictate where your application is in the midst of the thousands of other applicants requesting to adopt within China. In the end, our 18 month referral period turned out to be 32 months. Please check newsletter as we will post our progress as well as pictures while we are in China.

"For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened." Luke 11

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