Thursday, May 9, 2013

Steps Along the Way, part 2

Previously on our adoption journey:
Our Dossier- or set of all our documents- was sent to China on 2/19/13 (DTC) and officially logged into the China CCCWA system on 3/18/13 (LID).

This means we are able to see files of children in China who are available for adoption.  These children (boys and girls) have mild to moderate special needs which vary from child to child.  Every month or so the CCCWA issues a shared list of children who are available for adoption.  The March shared list came out on 3/25/13 and our adoption agency contacted us.  There was a 5 year old little girl available for adoption.  They wanted to know if we are interested in adopting her!  Now we have to "lock" the file and we have 72 hours to decide how to proceed.  We had an international adoption specialist doctor review her file and we decided to go ahead and apply to adopt this little girl!  We send a letter to China called a letter of intent (LOI) on 3/28/13. We had found out she is 5 years old and lives with a foster family in Guizhou, China.  Some time in her short life her leg was burned and she has a scar on her leg.  We really don't have any other details at this time.

There is an ancient Chinese proverb that says:

"An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place, or circumstances. The thread may stretch or tangle, but never break."

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