I really should be working on my YW camp preparations right now, and my YW lesson for tomorrow, and my laundry, and my house cleaning, and the list goes on and on. Instead I am spending way too much time reading blogs and now blogging! I have recently realized how much I love these little blogs. It keeps me updated with people I only get to see once a year or so. Before I got mine going I had never even been to a blog in my life. For those of you who don't know, we are waiting patiently to adopt a baby, so after we were approved for the process, my great friend Shannon told me I really ought to get a blog for prospective birth parents to get to know us better. She told me what to do and voila! Thanks Shannon! I am the worst journaler so this is perfect! If any of you out there know any birth parents looking for a family in which to place their baby, send them our way! And for those of you who don't have blogs yet, get crackin'! I am going to YW camp on Monday, so it may be a while before I post again.
"Love is the ability and willingness to allow those that you care for to be what they choose for themselves, without any insistence that they satisfy you". Dr. Wayne Dyer
Daisy - 15 months old
She loves the bath!
Daisy Yu Chen
Referral Picture - about 5 months old
Our Adoption Timeline
January 2010 - Cousin suggested China SN program, contacted Wasatch International, got info pack
May 2010 - Decided to start China SN adoption
July 2010 - Signed contracts with WIA (Wasatch)
August and September 2010 - Homestudy visits and education done
October 20, 2010 - Mailed I-800A October 27, 2010 - Received our referral October 28, 2010 - LOI sent November 2, 2010 - PA November 9, 2010 - Fingerprints done December 3, 2010 - I800A approval December 21, 2010 - Mailed Dossier Jan 10, 2011 - LID February 24, 2011 - LOA (45 days) March 3, 2011 - Sent I-800 March 21, 2011 - I-800 approval April 4, 2011 - NVC cabled April 20, 2011 - Article 5