We are officially DTC (Dossier To China)!

This is a big milestone for us!  HUGE! This means that all the papers we have been collecting for the past 6 months and sending all over the place has been put all together and submitted to China!  The dossier was sent from our agency Friday and arrived at the CCCWA (China Center for Children’s Welfare & Adoption) today!

Our agency only mails dossiers to China on Fridays, so I was a little nervous that we were going to have to wait until the 24th, but somehow everything in our dossier was “perfect” and they got everything reviewed, translated, and bound in only 9 days, including a weekend!  We are so so happy and excited to be this far in the process.  Now our dossier will be logged-in at the CCCWA within the next 3 weeks, which will be another big milestone.  From there begins probably the hardest wait of the whole adoption.  We will be waiting on the “real approval”, or LOA, to arrive (we have pre-approval) and that takes about 65 days.

The Ugly Truth

I may be sleeping a lot in the coming months.  Or maybe doing everything possible to keep myself busy!  I knew that if we were going to be DTC Friday that I would receive an email in the afternoon.  So rather than spend the afternoon stressing about it – I just had to take a nap.  Like, I couldn’t think about it any more at all.  I just wanted to sleep so I wouldn’t have to feel all the feels, ya know?  Probably not healthy, but that’s the truth.  So, please, keep us and this process in your prayers.  We need favor with the CCCWA so that they will approve us to adopt Ezra, we need patience for this part of the process, we need to raise about $15,000 more, and please be praying for our sweet boy will he waits.

Thank you for following along with us on this journey and for all of your support!