Monday, June 25, 2007

The Waiting Game

19 months and 2 weeks since LID. Who would have thought that we still would not have our daughter after all this time? It was been almost 3 weeks since the last referrals. We get back the 3rd of July so hopefully we will start hearing some talk that week with a possible phone call early the following week. One can only hope!

We have taken this week off and we are at the cottage having a grand old time. We have not been here since March so Cara-Li is having a blast re-discovering all her toys. I, too, had to re-discover many things. Couldn't find a cutting board to save my life. My memory is not like it used to be! But one thing I didn't forget is just how wonderful this place really is. Life is so much easier and relaxed here. I can understand why this is where I do all my thinking. It is here, on the dock sipping coffee at 6AM while listening to the birds chirping, that I made up my mind that adoption in China is what was right for our family (my other half was on board long before me). And so here I am, 6 years later, sitting in the same spot with one daughter sleeping peacefully in her bed and another daughter somewhere in China waiting for her forever family.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Blah, blah, blah....

Well there hasn't been much to report these days. We are trying to keep busy, trying not to think to much about the next referral batch. That's still a few weeks away... one week down, three more to go.

We are getting ready for the summer. It is Cara-Li's last day at school tomorrow. It is very sad as most of the kids are heading off in different directions for Kindergarten and therefore making it more difficult to maintain their friendships. We are excited about heading up to the cottage though. We haven't been there since March. I do hope that we find a cottage still standing when we get there. We will spend the last week of June up there for a last vacation as a family of three. Hopefully, we will get our phone call the week we get back!

Cara-Li went to the dentist this AM and she has four wiggly teeth. How sad is that? My baby is going to lose her baby teeth! Mommy is NOT ready for this!

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Bad news!

Quote from RQ:

June 6th, 2007

Update: November 7th is now an R5.

Based on referrals so far, November 7th is looking like the cut off.
Agencies are reporting that the pay-for-information site has not been updated, but a few agencies are verifying November 7th. I’ll give it an R4 at this point that the cut off is the 7th, and I will give it an R5 that the 11th is not included


I will crawl into a corner... someone come get me sometime after Canada Day.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Stork Watch June 2007

Quote from RQ Blog:

June 5th, 2007

One person is reporting that they got the call!!!!
Referrals are here for at least one agency!!!! Their LID is the 7th, so they got at least that far.

So apparently some people are receiving their referral calls and they all seem to have an LID of Nov. 7th. The cut-off date is still unknown however. This does not mean that they did not get past the 7th but perhaps that their agency did not have any other Nov. LIDs after the 7th. So, there is still a tiny glimmer of hope... very, very tiny.

This past weekend, a friend of ours had a 'Ladies Night Out' for a bunch of us girls at which she invited a tarot card reader as our entertainment. Anyway, I went in, he proceeded to do his thing with the cards. We were allowed to ask a question so he knew that we were adopting from China by the nature of my question. He quickly asked me if I had asked for a boy as all his cards indicated that we will be referred a boy. HA! That is too funny! We'd have to change the name of this blog to 'Our Journey to DiDi'. Didi is baby brother. We'd have a lot of splaining to do... to Cara-Li, that is!