Our Adoption Journey

In April 2005, we filed an application to adopt a baby from China. Our dossier was logged in on January 25, 2006. Finally, we're in the next group to receive a referral!

Ava at the orphanage

Ava at the orphanage
Ava at the Dao County SWI

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Pictures from Daoxian


Wednesday, November 26, 2008

She's Amazing!

I recognized that sweet little head as soon as I walked into the Adoption Affairs office. It's hard to believe she's really ours and they're going to let us take her home. Ava took an immediate liking to her new big sister, Leah. So far, she's the only one to get a laugh or smile out of Ava.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Today is the day!

We're meeting in the lobby of the Dolton at 2:40 to go and meet our babies. It's been an exhausting five days with travel and lack of sleep. Will post pictues soon of travels in Beijing and of course, Ava.

Friday, October 24, 2008

I'm in Love!

I look at her picture every day and can't believe she will soon belong to us. It seems so surreal that this little baby on the other side of the world is our daughter.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Finally, Ava!

Our agency called today to say we have a seven-month-old daughter from Hunan province! Her name is Yong Xiao Le and she's cute as a button. As soon as we can get a picture scanned and uploaded the world will see what a little doll she is.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

We're Next!

The cutoff date for the last group to be referred was 2/9/2006; that means our LID of 2/10/2006 is NEXT!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

A New Development

I just found out that we were given the wrong LID. It's actually February 10, 2006; what a huge disappointment. The wait just keeps getting longer.