Sunday, June 28, 2009

Another cute photo

Here is one of the additional photos we received in our package of information on Tuesday, June 23. Can you believe the Fedex man actually delivered our package to the wrong house??!! Luckily, our neighbor was home, and she quickly brought it down to me. Julianna is 5 months old in this picture too. This one is my favorite!!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Here she is!!!!

Introducing our new baby girl!
She is 8 1/2 months old. She is from Jiangxi Provence. Her birthdate is Oct. 6, 2008.
Her name is Guo, Dan Fen
Guo is her surname
Dan means red
Fen means fragrance
This referral picture was taken in March 2009 when she was 5 months old.
Her name will be Julianna. We have not decided on her middle name yet.


Today is the day we get the call!! Today we will find out her age, measurements, Chinese name, and where she is living. We are sooooo excited!!! Caroline and I just made a quick run to the Dollar Tree to buy pink balloons to tie on our mailbox. Gary is on his way home to be here for the phone call and to see her picture. I can't wait to hear what her Chinese name is because part of that we will use for her middle name. Julianna ?????. We will know soon.
Only about one more hour - I think that it is going to be one long, nervous hour!!

Friday, June 19, 2009

We will get the call on Monday!!

Our agency just posted that they have received a group of matches. They will call us on Monday some time after 12 noon.
Wow!! Our file is matched with a baby and sitting on someone's desk in Colorado right now. It is weird to think that after 4 long years.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Waiting and waiting and...

All set for the call!!

Camcorder ready - check!

List of questions ready and waiting by the telephone - check!

It is hard to believe the time is finally here.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

What will happen next

Once the referrals are mailed from China, our agency will receive them and then translate the information on that day. The next day someone from our agency will call us with the baby's basic information. We will find out her Chinese name, her birthdate, her measurements, and where she is living. Then, they will email us a picture.
Our agency will then overnight mail this package of info. to us.
We have our list of questions waiting beside the telephone, and the camcorder ready to record the famous phone call.

The stork is about to fly

Our agency just posted a message on their website. It said that the next set of referrals has been completed by the CCAA (China Center of Adoption Affairs). Yes, you just read that correctly, referrals for this batch HAVE BEEN COMPLETED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We are certainly in this batch because they have issued referrals for every one through March 14th. We are March 15th.!!!
Some where on the other side of the Earth, our file with our picture has been placed with a picture of a sweet little baby girl.
Now, we just need those files to be mailed. It could be in the mail right now or arrive at our agency by the end of the week.
Stay tuned!!!! Come on stork - fly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Still waiting...

It's June 9th, and we are still waiting for rumors of referrals.
Come on stork, lets get flying!!!!