Saturday, February 7, 2009

Our LID!!!

No...that's not lid, like a top to something. It's our adoption Log In Date!!! We got word the other day that our dossier is officially registered in China and the date that occurred was January 14, 2009. This date helps us follow the progress of our dossier as it gets reviewed, translated, and eventually as we get matched with a child. Every month, our agency will email us with a list of dossier dates and where they are in the adoption process. Hopefully, this will help us estimate the timing of everything as we go through the process and somehow figure out how much longer we have to wait. Things are still moving slowly...but we are perhaps a little more optimistic now than before. I'll explain why...

With all the economic problems in the U.S., of course that is affecting the world economy. Lots of people think that China is the next big economic bubble to burst, although they have seen tremendous growth and development in the past few years. The recent prosperity has given way over there to lots of adoptions domestically....since their citizens have been able to afford to adopt, they have of course, taken priority over foreigners to get referrals for kids. If their economy in fact does see issues like we are seeing in this country, that in turn probably will mean more abandoned babies, fuller orphanages, more demand on the government to care for them, etc. Thus, if all that occurs, perhaps they will speed up the adoption of kiddos. I hate to say that we are hoping for this situation, because of course, we would love to see a situation in China in which there were no orphanages, where no children abandoned, etc. However, that is not the case, and so, we can only hope that it will expedite our little girl to us so that she can be rid of her days as an orphan and get on with having the love of a family, along with all her little Chinese sisters and brothers who await the same!

Of course, we will keep you up to date. There may not be much news to share for a while...but we'll let you know! We continue to covet your prayers in regards to this situation! Thanks!


  1. SO EXCITING, I remember when we got our LID, it was such a huge milestone in the whole process.

  2. Yea! I'm glad there's some tracking in the process so you know what's going on.