"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

MORE Good News!

Well, here I am again ready to update about all the excitement and joys of the past few days.  So, last I blogged all was well and we were moving forward.  Well, I'm happy to state that it is more of the same.  I'll start with Monday.  Amy called first thing, as was the plan, to "lock" her file.  Well, turns out that since we are slightly over 6 months away from submitting out dossier (on Amy's 30th) we can't actually lock her file.  However, our new best friend at the agency told us that they would ask permission to take her off of the main shared list of children and place her solely on the agency's list, this would essentially be somewhat of a pre-lock situation for us.  We went ahead with that plan and filled out our official application.  As if that weren't good enough news we got some more good news of the financial sort!  It is truly amazing how many things are suddenly just falling into place!

This brings us to today.  We hadn't thought that we would hear anything back about her moving to the agency's list since China is about 14 hours ahead of us.  We figured out this morning that when we are going to school in the morning, she is going to sleep that night.  When we are going home at night, she is waking up the next morning!  So, we were totally expecting to have a few days of waiting.  However, around 1ish this afternoon we heard back from the agency and they did receive permission to move her to their list!  Woo hoo!  We are set!  Needless to say, this made our day!  As happy as I was, it was even more fulfilling to see Amy's response to this latest news!  The look on her face was priceless and one I will remember forever.  

So, what's next?  Well, on Amy's 1/2 birthday we will be 6 months out from submitting our dossier which means that we will be able to officially lock her file and hopefully finish and submit our LOI (Letter of Intent).  More great news, followed by more waiting, such is the cycle of this adoption adventure.  We have been thinking about and discussing what our LOI will be so we will probably get started on that pretty soon.  We are crazy happy, obviously, and are just in such amazed excitement that this is all actually, finally happening!  

To celebrate we do have special plans for this weekend.  We have been mulling over painting her bedroom!  We are in love with the colors that I posted in the Sunday Snapshot post this past weekend!  We will see if that happens this weekend and who knows?  Maybe there will be another Sunday Snapshot of her bedroom!  

All is well, blessed with more great news, in Drosche Land.

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