Sunday, September 30, 2012

Friday, September 21, 2012


Sorry I've neglected the blog for so long, but we've been really busy. We've been home for a week so far and it's been the best time of our lives. After a whirlwind trip to China for our sweet boy, and having the jet lag kick our butts and getting over being sick...etc, etc, etc. Anyway, I know most of you aren't interested in all of that, so here's a picture of our beautiful son. 

I probably won't be updating here very often anymore (so you can stop stalking everyday), but I wanted to thank the entire adoption community for all of their support over the six year wait.

Sunday, July 01, 2012

How cute is he?

We are SO in love with this sweet face, our little chunky monkey.

Thanks everyone for your kind words and congratulations on the referral of our son. :)

Friday, June 29, 2012

The long, long, LONG wait is over!

This morning, at 8:15, I got THE CALL from my agency and found out that they finally had our referral translated and was back from BLAS. We have a wonderful, amazing, beautiful SON (born 26 July 2011.)

Here he is, our Little Maple, now known as Adam Sawyer Haijun - just waiting for us to hug him.

We will receive our referral package tomorrow via Fed Ex - what a great way to spend the Canada Day long weekend.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

No news

Our agency is *hoping* to get the translation back tomorrow - if not, then it's going to be Tuesday since it's a long weekend here. Hopefully, if all goes well, I'll be posting Little One's picture tomorrow at some point (after family and close friends have been notified.)

(Bonnie, thanks for your lovely comment on the previous post.) :)

Tuesday, June 26, 2012


My dear friend, Elaine, wrote this song for Josh and I a few years ago about our wait. Have a listen, but keep the tissues nearby...

Monday, June 25, 2012

Look what arrived today...

No, not our referral - but these flowers (from some very special friends). The first bouquet arrived this morning, with two others later in the day. The picture doesn't even come close to doing it justice. The words and sentiments attached to these wonderful flowers will be remembered. Always.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

What a whirlwind!

We got an email yesterday afternoon from our agency that they received our referral! They have to go through the paperwork, translate it and we should expect our phone call by next Friday - six years of waiting is now reduced to a measly six more days of waiting. I can't wait to finally see Little Maple's face!

Thursday, June 21, 2012


We should be getting our referral in the next couple of weeks. Apparently it takes about a week for the referral package to get from Beijing to our agency and then they hold onto it for a few days (up to a week) and translate all the information. If all goes well, we should be travelling at the end of August - give or take. :)

It's so hard to put into words, exactly what we're feeling right now.

It only took 69 months (2108 days). Wow, just wow.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Fortune telling...?

I meant to post this last week. My mom went out for Chinese food on the 13th (hopefully our final LIDiversary) and inside her fortune cookie she saw this...

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Referrals are imminent!

"We believe the CCCWA is preparing paperwork to work on matches at this time. We hope to receive more information regarding the next group of matches very soon. As soon as more information arrives, we will update this site."

Tuesday, June 12, 2012


RQ thinks that the next batch may arrive in just over a week. Hard to imagine that the past (almost) six years of waiting, hoping and dreaming are now down to a few measly days. There’s something so overpowering about one simple four-letter word… NEXT!

Tuesday, June 05, 2012


There's roughly another three weeks to wait until our referral. It seems so weird that it's just a matter of a few, short weeks until we get to find out who our child is.

Friday, June 01, 2012

...and now it's June

It feels so weird to say (again) that at some point THIS MONTH we're going to know who our child is. After 14 years of waiting, wishing, dreaming and hoping, we are finally going to be a family of three. To celebrate the beginning of our referral month, Josh took me out for a lovely dinner.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

4 weeks?

I think that's how long we have left to wait until we see our Little One's face. It doesn't seem real yet, even though I know it is. Does that sound as weird as I think it does?

Monday, May 28, 2012

Less than a month?

I got an email today from our agency and they believe we're next. Assuming our referral IS in the next batch, I think we're just less than a month from seeing our child's face for the first time. Once the batch comes out, our agency holds on to the referral for a week while they torture translate the file. They won't confirm that they received the referral nor will they even let us know anything (ie., age, sex, location) - talk about frustrating! With all that said, I hope the next month goes by REALLY quickly.

Sunday, May 27, 2012


Is anyone actually reading this blog anymore? I know it's getting down to crunch time (pre-referral), but who's here? :P

Friday, May 25, 2012

Dear Universe...

I've decided that, even though we're two days out for referral, and RQ is suggesting that June's referrals are going to be one day - we WILL receive our referral. Her numbers seem to be wrong. What I can't understand is if last month she said the batch was going to go to September 11 (and it went that far), and she suggested that the next batch would go to September 13, why would she then suggest that June's batch will only go so far as the 12th when she released her projections this month? Something's rotten in the State of Denmark - and it's not cheese. ;)

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Words I never thought I'd say...

I took a much needed break from blogging and I'm not entirely sure I'll be back at it, but I wanted to document this. Little One's room was set up two days before Mother's Day and it looks fantastic and the only way to describe it, is surreal. We have a crib in the house. After 68 months of waiting for our Little One, we're finally next. It's the most surreal feeling ever, and it hasn't fully hit me yet. In a little over four or five weeks we'll be seeing her/his face for the first time. We're going to have a baby. Wow.