Good news!

Today, May 9th, we finally moved from the “paperchase phase” to being DTC! DTC means that our dossier is enroute to the Chinese Center for Adoption Affairs. Now we just have to wait for our LID (which is the date that the Chinese office logs you into their system). The official wait is currently 12 months from LID – YIKES – but we are keeping our fingers (and toes) crossed for an expedited referral due to Joe’s Chinese heritage. We just now have to wait and see.



33 Responses to “Finally!”

  1. 1 Kristin May 9, 2006 at 9:42 pm


    Bring on the baby!

  2. 2 Gracencameronsmomy May 9, 2006 at 10:14 pm

    Congratulations! I hope it is sooner than that!

  3. 3 Glo May 9, 2006 at 10:20 pm

    I like good news. Hopefully more good news sooner than you think!!!

  4. 4 Anonymous May 9, 2006 at 10:29 pm

    Wonderful news. Hope things will speed up so we can meet our new grandaughter.Keeping our fingers and toes crossed even thought it will be hard to write and walk.
    Love Mom and Dad

  5. 5 Joannah May 9, 2006 at 11:10 pm

    Congratulations! I hope your referral comes quickly!

  6. 6 Tammy May 9, 2006 at 11:12 pm

    AWESOME!! I hope you get a speedy referral. I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you.


  7. 7 Viv May 9, 2006 at 11:14 pm

    Yee-haw! That’s the best feeling!


  8. 8 Tracy May 9, 2006 at 11:22 pm

    Phew – what a relief that must be!! Congratulations!

  9. 9 Karen and Jon May 10, 2006 at 1:06 am

    Congratulations Stephanie!!!! That’s great. I hope you get an expedited referral and then you can help to pave the way for the rest of us!!!!!

  10. 10 Julie May 10, 2006 at 1:12 am


  11. 11 Kim May 10, 2006 at 1:05 pm

    Yay!!! Here’s to a speedy referral!

  12. 12 Karen May 10, 2006 at 3:25 pm

    Congratulations!!! Isn’t it just a great feeling to have to papers move onto to a new place.

  13. 13 Nicole May 10, 2006 at 4:24 pm

    Congratulations! It’s time to celebrate!

  14. 14 Lisa~~ May 10, 2006 at 4:41 pm

    Congrats, wonderful news!!

  15. 15 Doris Clark May 10, 2006 at 6:45 pm

    Congratulations! Such a big step and big relief!

    Keep smilin!

  16. 16 Linda, Brandon, Braydon, and Lila May 10, 2006 at 9:16 pm

    WOOOOOWHOOOO Congrats! That’s AWESOME!!! It’s such a good felling to make it to the second trimester.

  17. 17 MarylandMommy May 11, 2006 at 12:58 am

    Great news! Congrats!

  18. 18 Sean and Gen May 11, 2006 at 2:22 am

    Yipeeee!!!! May 9th!! I cannot believe that it is already May…

    Congratulations! Hurry up LID!

  19. 19 Sandy May 11, 2006 at 2:58 am

    Congratulations! That’s awesome!

  20. 20 asiangarden May 11, 2006 at 8:08 pm

    Yeah!!!! I’m so happy for you!! Now we’re both preggo!! 🙂

  21. 21 Kim M. May 11, 2006 at 8:48 pm

    Yipee Congratulations!!!! I hope you celebrated!!!! I’m keeping my fingers and toes crossed.

    OT….I ordered Ruby Lu for Hannah and she is loving it! Thanks for the recommendation.

  22. 22 Juliet May 12, 2006 at 12:44 pm

    Well, that is progress! I’m glad things are moving along. ^_^

  23. 23 Colleen May 12, 2006 at 3:01 pm

    Congratulations! You’re on your way.

  24. 24 Made in China May 12, 2006 at 8:52 pm

    That’s great! Congrats on the DTC date!

  25. 25 Eileen May 12, 2006 at 10:04 pm

    Congratulations! I hope you get a speedy LID!

  26. 26 Jenny May 13, 2006 at 3:51 am

    Yeah, congratulations. I am so bummed that the waiting process has gotten so long. Hopefully yours will be shorter. Congrats on being DTC!!!
    Jenny V

  27. 27 Andie D. May 13, 2006 at 12:36 pm

    Oh man that IS good news, and just in time for Mother’s Day. Hopefully by this time next year, your family will be complete!

    Happy Mother’s Day!

  28. 28 Shelley May 13, 2006 at 2:44 pm

    Congratulations! What a wonderful gift for Mother’s Day.


  29. 29 your sis May 13, 2006 at 7:33 pm

    Thank God you are finally on your way. God must have your new baby already to go next year so hang in there. I can’t wait to be an aunt again.

  30. 30 Jodie May 14, 2006 at 4:29 am

    Way to go!! Congratulations!

  31. 31 Lisa and Tate May 14, 2006 at 5:08 pm

    COngrats on the DTC!!!! I am so happy for you… welcome to the land of the waitings…. Sorry this congrats is so late… I am so overwhelmed with working two jobs that I am running late on reading my favorite blogs….. You are one of my favorites!!!


  32. 32 Katie J May 17, 2006 at 4:17 am


  33. 33 "M" June 2, 2006 at 6:12 pm

    Congrats! It is a great feeling, isn’t it?!

    LID 10/31/05

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