First of all, THANK YOU for being so patient while I gathered some info from the fundraiser. The winner of the $50 Stella & Dot gift card is HILLARY CUMMINGS! Congratulations, Hillary! Please email me your address and I'll get that in the mail to you :)
A huge thank you to everyone who purchased and helped spread the word!
SO much has been happening lately with the adoption! We've done our physicals, our financial statement and adoption petition and ordered a million copies of marriage and birth certificates. We've met twice with our social worker who is putting together approximately 30 pages that basically paints the picture that is our entire lives. We meet with her one more time and then she finishes that and we can begin sending papers every which way to get them authenticated, sealed and what not before they can go to China. At that point, we will be what is called LID (logged in Dossier) which basically means WE CAN BE MATCHED TO OUR DAUGHTER ANYTIME AFTER THAT!! We're still a good 4 months at least away from being LID, but that's the next big step!
So, we're pretty excited to be active in the process now! I know once we're LID their will likely still be a good little wait (4-6 months) before we're matched, but it feels darn good to be working towards bringing the little miss home.
That's all I have for you today! Ritchie and I are spending our very first night away from the boys this weekend and let me tell you, after this week, I REALLY am looking forward to it!