Monday, March 12, 2007


I spoke with our social worker and case worker this morning and got some more good news. I found out that our FBI background check came back and you'll all be happy to know that Alan and I cleared!!! : ) We also cleared the background check with DCF, so we're officially good people, I guess!!! I know this doesn't sound like much, but at least I feel like we're actually getting somewhere with this process now. We go for so long with no news/information so when we do get some it just makes me happy. NOW, if we would just get our referral!!! More than likely we'll get it while we're in China (just because that's how things go), but don't worry, my anal retentive self has all my ducks lined up in a neat little row!! : ) The social work and case worker have Alan's cell phone number, all of my mom's phone numbers, we're leaving my mom with blank, signed checks, and my mom will be checking our mail for us so I don't have to worry that something important will come in and just sit at the post office. Even our case worker made a comment to me this morning about having all of this organized. Mind you, I emailed them last week with all of our contact info and when I called this morning I was actually reading my questions from a list!!!! Maybe I'm a little too organized for my own good!! Okay, so back to getting the referral....if we do get it while we're in China I hope to still be able to send an email at the very least saying we got it, but with any luck we can send the photo too.

While I'm thinking about it, I guess I will try to post while we're in China and include some photos.

That's all the news I have for now. Keep your fingers crossed that we'll get our referral sooner than later. This Wednesday will be 8 weeks since we were approved.

Friday, March 2, 2007


I'm sure that most people are not too excited when they check their mail and see "Department of Homeland Security" in the return address field on two envelopes, but I couldn't have been more excited!!!! I knew that this was good news for us, albeit a small bit of good news, but good news nonetheless!!!! Inside was our appointment to be fingerprinted!! And to my relief it is scheduled for right AFTER we get home from China. I was worried that it was going to be scheduled while we were gone. Anyway, a sigh of relief as now I feel like we're actually getting somewhere. NOW, if only I'd get the phone call with our referral!!!! I'll keep you posted.