March 31, 2009

Jadyn's Quilt

I received Jadyn's quilt in the mail yesterday, it turned out so nice.

I just love the little Chinese girls. Each one with the caption of "Beautiful Child"

I would like to thank Robin, she does just beautiful work. You can view her web site at We will treasure this for years to come. Here is a close-up, notice the cute closure she added to the dresses.

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March 29, 2009

2 Years, 11 months

Good thing I didn't start this blog when we first logged in, you would be board to tears by now. There is not a whole lot to talk about this month, the 35th. month of our wait, except that time does fly.

It's hard to believe that next month, April 29, 2009 will be 3 years. When we think about it, it has been 3 very long years of waiting.

So much has changed, like all of us getting older having 3 birthdays, our immediate family growing by 4, my boys, so much bigger.

There is still a lot of talk about a speed up, we hold hope that we will have our daughter home before this year flies by.

Have I ever mentioned the wait was 6-9 months when we were completing our paperwork? Yeah, I thought so.

Our agency reported that they were able to place 23 special need children with families so far this month. Our Congratulations to them all!

This is what we wait for, the privilege to parent a beautiful, orphaned child like her. Look at that sweet face!

March 24, 2009

My PINK Blog and The Quilt!

Do you feel like your swimming in a glass of Pink Lemonade? I know it's a lot of pink. I just love pink, I sure hope Jadyn does too, she will pretty much be dressed in it from head to toe most days!

Remember the quilt I'm having made? (see February 22, 09 post) It's DONE, I will have it in a day or two. I cant wait to see it.

March 05, 2009

Long Road

Some new projections came out today on Rumor Queen, and they are ugly! As you know our Log-in-date is April 29, 2006. According to her predictions, if China continues to refer babies at the rate they are currently, we won't see our daughter until early to mid 2010.

To sum it up we could still have another 18 months to wait, this calculation is based on China referring 3 days of log-in-dates per month, which is a little lower than what they have been doing recently on an average.

I am holding onto the rumor that things will speed up soon. If they increased the days referred to 5 per month that would drop our wait to 10 months. The average days referred lately have been between 2 and 6 days each month. The wait is now 3 plus years, I don't think it has ever reached this length.

We have our paperwork in another source as well, we are one of the first families to receive a referral of a child with a minor correctable special need. We have completed lots of paperwork as to what special need we would feel comfortable with and we wait for a match.

This could happen at anytime if a little girl that meets our requests becomes available. I admit our selection is pretty minor, but I have seen many children who would have met our requests be adopted in the past.