Soon..very,very soon

Friday, January 19, 2007
We'll see her soon!
I received a phone call from my agency and an e-mail the day before yesterday with instructions on how to proceed once we get our referral. Our agency said they are expecting them at the end of January or the very beginning of February and they will usually get notice a few days before they are sent from China.

First, they try to get the referrals translated from Chinese to English. They have someone in China that can often get them from CCAA before they are sent and have this done immediately. Once the agency receives them, they take about 1-2 hours to log them in and process them in their office. After that, they start calling us with basic information such as her Chinese name, date of birth, province etc. Hopefully, later that day they will e-mail us a photo. The next day or a few days later, we will drive to Richmond to meet with our Social Worker and receive the complete file. We are supposed to take the file to a pediatrician for review before we officially "accept" the referral.

I know it will be a whirlwind when this all happens but I promise to post information and pictures as soon as I get them. A few weeks after referral, I will close my babyjellybeans website (it has limited memory for photos and video links) and this will be our website, so please bookmark this or add it to your favorites. I will have both running for about another month. Please continue to pray for her safety and well being. Also, please continue to pray that our paperwork gets here soon so that we have no delays in our travel. We thank you.



  1. Here's to a fast flying stork!!! And then speedy TA's.

    Terrye in FL

  2. Congratulations on getting to the end of your wait! I know how very excited you must be. Hurry up Stork! :)


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