Wednesday, February 28, 2007

It's Here!!!!

Our coveted I-171H has arrived! We are so excited to receive this last piece of paper. I have just returned from FedEx where I have sent it to our dossier service to be authenticated and certified. Then it goes to our agency in Orlando and then off to Colorado to be translated. Finally, it is sent to China and that is when we will receive our DTC date. Approximately 4 weeks later, it will be logged in. THEN, we are officially "paper pregnant" and begin the LONG wait for the referral of Emily. Stay tuned to find out when we receive our official LID (Log-In Date.)

Saturday, February 24, 2007

CCAI Open House

Today, we visited the new office of our agency. We are with CCAI (Chinese Children Adoption International.) It was a long drive to Altamonte Springs and Lou slept the entire way (what else is new?!) I met some "friends" that I have been communicating with through our Yahoo groups. It was so nice to be able to meet and talk with them in person. We may possibly be in the same travel group since we are all at about the same point in the process. There were lots of kids there including some who have been adopted from China. It really makes the whole thing seem real when we see the families that have adopted through our agency.

I'm checking the mailbox every day in the hopes of seeing our I-171H!

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Still Waiting

We are still waiting for our I-171H. It has been 3 weeks since we were fingerprinted. I've been told that the Tampa office is running about 5 weeks, so we're waiting with bated breath.

This weekend we are going to an open house at our agency's new office in Altamonte Springs. We are planning to meet up with some of the people that I've been communicating with through some of my Yahoo groups. I think it will be a lot of fun.

Hopefully, next time I update the blog I will have some good news!

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Dossier update

Yesterday, we received word from our dossier service that everything in our dossier (except the I-171H) has been certified and authenticated. It has been sent to our agency, where it will go through critical review and then it will be sent off to the Colorado office for translation...yeah!!! Once we receive our I-171H and get it certified and authenticated, it will go to our agency and our complete dossier will be ready to send to the CCAA in China. We are finally seeing some light at the end of the tunnel. Please send good thoughts our way for the I-171H to arrive quickly!

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Waiting for the "Golden Ticket"

Well, our certified and authenticated dossier items (with the exception of the I-171H) are almost ready to send to our agency. We are now waiting for the elusive I-171H, also known in adoption circles as the "Golden Ticket." Once we receive it, we will be SOOOO close to having our dossier sent to China! It's hard to be patient since our wait doesn't actually begin until we have an LID date (log-in date).