Friday, July 23, 2010

Gimme a "D"

Gimme a "T"

Gimme a "C"


We are finally through (for now) with the mountain of precious documents that we've been working on for the last 5 months. They should arrive at the C*CAA on Monday morning. With Ashley, this paperchase took a total of 14 months....FOURTEEN 5 was super fast for us :)

Now we wait for the LOA, (letter of acceptance) where China formally says YES, Asher is OURS :) Don't even get me started on how long this took last time...ok, you asked...126 days. However, that was not the norm for that season of "trends" and we're hoping whoever the slow "review guy" was that had that dossier is FAR AWAY from this one! I'm praying the fastest, best "review guy" gets their hands on ours this time and turns it around in record time. One family got theirs back in 30 days recently and while I'm not holding my breath for that, heck even 50 days sounds awesome compared to last time!

Also, if you followed along last time, you know that when I get frustrated with the wait, I go SHOPPING. (clearance isle of course, we're adopting and have zero extra:) SO soon I'll post a few bargains I got while I was thinking bad thoughts about the UPS man that lost our document :)

Here it is...all ready to be shipped to the agency (not pictured are our family pages and passport pics)


  1. What beautiful, precious papers!

    (Warning - I asked for and received the new stack of Hague paperwork to be completed so we can wait some more before bringing these kiddos home. UGH!)

    Praying for all our files to be quickly reviewed and our kiddos quickly home!

  2. Congratulations on the three wonderful letters, D, T, and C! Now comes the hard part...the wait! Hope it all goes quickly and you stay busy. Hugs to you!

  3. Yeah!!! and what a pretty dossier. ours did not have all the fancy blue paper. oh and hey lara can you forward us that email about what we need to do next for the hague stuff so we can make sure we have everything.

  4. I have all the stuff (remember I am the China Program Director for an adoption agency...I do what Melissa does:) So if you don't have it I can email it to you as well. I've already started on it...I know I don't need it soon but I've got it and I'm havin it ready so I can send it in THE DAY we get our LOA!

  5. yeah girl email me away so I can make sure all my ducks are in a row.. Now come on LID for you!!!!

  6. YEAH! I have been gone for a bit, Emily I will eamil you shortly, but wanted to say Yeah!!!! :)

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  8. Congratulations!!! Those documents do look beautfiul when they're all finished and ready to go, don't they?!?!

  9. Congratulations!!! so excited for you guys :)