Saturday, January 7, 2012

DTC: January 6, 2012

Yesterday we cleared another hurdle in the adoption process. WE ARE DTC!!!
The agency finished reviewing and translating our dossier and has now been sent to China. This date in adoptionese stands for Dossier To China. It should be in route for 3-5 days and then will be logged in to CCCWA in China. We will be notified by email from our agency's China office as soon as that happens. Now we just have two hurdles left.... Letter of Acceptance and then Travel Approval! The timeline looks like about 8 weeks or so for each step, so I am thinking we could be ready to go get our daughter by May. That still seems so far away, but I know that as busy as we are with this school year, that it will sneak up on us before we know it! I am more than ready to bring her home, and I'm sure the waiting and wondering is going to be hard, but I know the timing is in God's hands. I am so thankful for how far he has brought us in the last 9 months! We finished our Hague adoption classes over the break and only have to read one more book and complete a child CPR class. We also need to organize bedrooms and play space to prepare for a toddler, so we have plenty to keep us occupied while we wait. Here's hoping for speedy travel approval!