Finding the Words

This is the post I need to write, but don’t want to.  I only finally am attempting it because my silence is getting awkward.  I’m not sure why I haven’t been able to articulate what I am feeling.  Perhaps its because I am refusing to feel anything, because when I do let it in, its […]

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Exactly One Year Ago

One year ago today we got a call that would change our lives. The call that told us there was a little boy across the world that might be our son. One year ago today, after the call, Billy and I prayerfully opened the email that contained the first picture we ever saw of Ezra. […]

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LID… and All I want for Christmas is Our LOA

As of October 22, we were officially LID!  That means our dossier is logged into CCCWA’s system. On a traditional China adoption timeline, LID would mean that you are able to be matched with a child, and you would begin waiting for a referral.  Since Ezra is considered “special needs” and found us back in […]

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Our Dossier Has Been Sent to China!

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 […]

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No More Paperchasing… Hopefully

Wednesday I picked up our documents from the Chinese Consulate in Houston.  I was sweating bullets thinking that they might gave refused to authenticate something, but thankfully I walked right in and picked them up without any problems.  I immediately made copies of everything and sent all the documents plus pictures to our agency.  This is […]

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Celebrate Families with World Adoption Day

In the last 7 months I have pretty much been immersed in a new culture – the adoption culture.  As soon as we realized we were adopting (read that story here), I began to research adoption and found myself so overwhelmed.  I didn’t know where to start, but I was so thankful that there was […]

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