We haven't blogged since February of this year. But since then, we have moved to another city so alot has changed for our family. H has started the 7th grade. JJ is in the 5th and A is in the 3rd grade. BG had her second birthday in July and she keeps us hopping. But things have been quiet on the adoption. It has been a year and a half since we started our process but I am hopeful. We could get a call at any time with the news that we have been matched. Adopting is by far, way harder than having a natural birth. The natural birthing process is a sure thing...in approximately nine months, you will have yourself a baby. Adoption on the other hand, is frustrating and definitely burns patience into you. I have the comfort though, that God is good and He knows just the right time to bring that baby into our family. I trust Him with her. I will continue to blog as I hear something. But for now, we continue to wait...
November 21, 2008- Got the call on a little girl with a birthday on Christmas eve. She has a mild heart condition. We said YES! Can't wait to meet her!
February 18, 2008- Our official Log In Date- The real wait begins...
December 31, 2007- Got our CIS Aprroval
July 28, 2007- Received our passports today.
July 1, 2007- Decided on the name "Lili-Kate" for our baby: Lili means "God is my oath" and the lilly is a symbol of purity and resurrection. "Li" in Chinese means upright and with strength. Kathryn means "Purity".
April 12, 2007- Mailed paperwork to request permission to bring our baby to America
April 9, 2007- Had our first homestudy visit
April 2, 2007- Lifeline accepted our application for adoption