Feb 26, 2008

Rumors - Tuesday Evening

Rumors are flying that matching has begun in China!!! In both December and January, the first "matching has begun" rumors were posted on the 27th of the month and referrals began arriving on the 31st and the 30th. If this trend continues, it's possible that information on our Chloe may be in the States by weeks end! Oh, baby... we're gettin' excited!

No Word Yet - Tuesday Morning

It hardly seems real that we're this close to a match. Although there's been no news or even rumors of news coming, we still know it will be soon. We really expect to see pictures of Chloe for the first time next week. Amazing! From the time we knew that a little girl from China would be our daughter until now has been 3 years, and yet... somehow... it doesn't seem that long. From months of paperwork to background checks and home inspections, we've gone through a lot... but the wait is almost over. Thanks for joining us in the journey!

Feb 20, 2008

Time is Getting Closer

We're getting closer to our referral and seeing Chloe's face for the first time. They are predicting we could receive a picture as early as Feb. 26th and more likely by Mar. 3rd. That would mean that her picture could be in the mail from China as early as next Monday! That calendar just has to move a little faster, please.

Feb 7, 2008

Snowy China

Many of you may have heard about the state of emergency going on in China right now. The country has seen the worst snow storm in the last 100 years. Many cities are without electricity or running water. We've been hearing about orphanages without heat and running out of food and diapers. It breaks my heart to think of these babies, cold, hungry, and in the dark. We don't know at this point what part of China our baby girl will be from or if she is affected. Please pray for her safety and well-being as the country recovers. If you would like more information or would like to help aid these orphanages you can go to: http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSPEK11184620080201

3 More Days!

3 Days!
China has matched to Dec. 27, 2005
We're counting down 'til Dec. 30, 2005
Oh my goodness - We could actually see our baby's face next month! Can this actully be happening? We're so excited. It's time to buy luggage, get the baby clothes out, figure out who's taking care of the dog, etc. Elaine's dad is planning to travel with us, so that will be a blessing to have an extra set of hands along and someone to share the experience with. I think this month will pass very slowly. We'll post again when we hear more.

Feb 1, 2008

Looking Good for Next Month

We've been following the rumors this week for matches and it looks like China has matched to the 27th of Dec. '05 this month. That puts them only 3 days away from our log-in-date. Could it possibly be we'll see our sweet baby's face next month? We hope so! We'll let you know when we hear more.