Tuesday, August 08, 2006


Today's post is brought to you by the number five! Today marks our 5 month anniversary that our precious dossier was logged in to China! The current wait time from LID (log-in-date) until you receive your referral (your childs picture & information) is about 13 months. As many of us are aware this timeframe can either slow down or begin to speed back up. I personally have not witnessed it speed back up but apparently it has in the past. Basically what I'm trying to get at is.............WE HAVE NO FREAKIN' CLUE WHEN WE WILL GET OUR REFERRAL! When we started the adoption process in August, 2005 the current wait time was 6 months from LID to referral. Ahh, those were the days! The good news is we are one month closer to bringing our Ava home where she belongs.


Blogger Melissa said...

Happy 5 months to us, my friend!!! I'm really feeling like this time will go by faster, the first few months were hard - it has to get better!
We have to make up shirts that say "We survived China adption 2006/2007"

4:05 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

Let me know where to buy one! We deserve it:)

5:30 PM  
Blogger Stacy said...

Happy 5 Months!!!

7:15 PM  
Blogger Kramer said...

Yeah! 5 months down, don't think about how much longer (at least for today!) My sister saw where you found the #8 is lucky in China. She had a weird dream about my Mom and both sisters going to get me a baby on the black market and getting twin china dolls. She thinks Emma was born today! She posted her dream on my site under the #11 post. Enough about me! I really just wanted to send congrats your way and yes we have to get a trip together!

9:04 PM  
Blogger M3 (Mary-Mia) said...

Congratulations on 5 months! Celebrate EVERY milestone, that's my motto. So what'll it be? Margarita? Chocolate? Massage? It's all good celebratory fun. :-)

9:19 PM  
Blogger Shannon S said...

GIMME 5! Once school starts, it's a quick slide into Christmas and then our referrals soon after. Just the way it's gotta be! =) (I'm in on the t-shirts!)

9:34 PM  
Blogger Made in China said...

Happy 5th LID-aversary! Don't forget to celebrate all the milestones!

8:41 AM  
Blogger Kim said...

Congrats on your 5 month anniversary!

10:04 AM  
Blogger Doris & Dan said...

Yeah! Happy 5 months!

Closer and closer!

Keep smilin!

1:12 PM  
Blogger tracy said...

Happy 5 months! Amazing how all these numbers become something huge in our minds! lid 3/7/06

5:17 PM  
Blogger Nathan & Emily's Mommy (Mary) said...

Happy 5 months...I'm right behind ya!

7:15 PM  
Blogger Kramer said...

Okay Lisa, where are you? You missed Weigh In Wednesday!! I lost another .5lb so I am up to 16lbs. Hope everything is going good there and that you are doing something fun and just haven't had time to post. Talk to you soon!

4:53 PM  
Blogger Lee-Anne said...

Happy Anniversary! Fingers crossed we only celebrate another 7 Anniversary's!!! (7 is lucky, right?!)

I'd definitely buy one of those t-shirts Melissa!!!


5:58 PM  
Blogger Lisa and Tate said...

Happy 5... I guess mine was the previous day...7th??? I am not counting or celebrating....I all about the shirt thing... let's do it!!!


2:29 PM  
Blogger Dawn and Dale said...

Yipee!!! 5 months down!! I love following in your footsteps right behind you!!

Thanks for "clearing the way"!!! ;)


4:10 PM  
Blogger Kim M. said...

Happy 5 months. It does seem weird what are we exactly counting to? 10, 12, 18. Come on give us a break already.

5:17 PM  
Blogger C2 said...

Congrats! We are one step closer to either getting our babies, or being committed ;) Let's hope time really does fly!

10:34 AM  

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