Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Posted by Margaret M at 6:28 PM
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Posted by Margaret M at 5:16 PM
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Posted by Margaret M at 4:09 PM
Thursday, October 18, 2007
I just got an e-mail from our agency, CCAI, and they received our medical checklist today. We are officially in line. The e-mail stated that there are 200 families on the list in front of ours. It should take about 8-10 months to get a referral. We are thrilled and excited to have made this first step in the new program. I also got to read on the waiting child group for our agency as some families received travel approval and others completed another step to going to China to bring home their children. I must admit that I am a bit obsessed and trying to read as many blogs as I can to learn about what is ahead for us in this process. A new list of waiting children is expected at our agency next week and even though, we have absolutely no expectation to receive a child from this list, I can't wait to hear as the families in our group get their CALL. It will be an exciting week.
Posted by Margaret M at 5:04 PM
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
I wanted to post some news today about what a special day we have had. Wes and I have completed paperwork for our agency to possibly adopt a child with a special need. We have discussed this on and off for months and the timing just felt right. We still expect to wait about a year or more before we would possibly receive a referral through this program. We are excited and happy. One of the interesting things is that we get to place information about gender preference on the form and we chose no preference so we could receive a referral for a boy. I don't know if he would be too thrilled with the name Baby Becky so that would definitely change. We shared the news with Lily tonight that she could have a brother or a sister and she was excited. Wes and I have always had difficulty with boy names and have never agreed on one after years of discussion so I asked Lily what she would name a brother if we were blessed with one. Her response and as serious as she could be was "Coyote". While Coyote Miracle does have a certain ring to it, Wes and I will just have to come to an agreement on a name at some point. When we say prayers with Lily at night, she always asks God to "Bless Baby Becky, whereever she is" Tonight we started to pray for "Baby Miracle". We prayed for the referral for the baby that is just right for our family. We would appreciate all of your prayers as well especially for our Baby Miracle!
Posted by Margaret M at 8:56 PM
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Posted by Margaret M at 9:20 PM
Sunday, October 7, 2007
I posted the following a few days ago to the April 2007 LID group and I think I thanked the wrong Secret Pal! Oops! I am really trying to not look at post marks and try to not figure out who my pals are and I am participating in two swaps at the same time. So this is for my CCAI Secret Pal, Sorry I am so late posting this. We just picked up your package at the post office and we love it!! We have been so busy this week that we just checked mail today. Lily loved her cutie bug, lady bug stickers. She was also very curious about this new set of stacking cups. They are different from hers but she agreed to put them up to play with Baby Becky at a later date. I love the CD and Lily and I will take that with us as we head to Louisiana tomorrow for Fall Break. Thank you so much secret pal! You are the best!!
Posted by Margaret M at 6:03 AM