Tuesday, November 30, 2010


The latest information we have heard is they are matching. I am hoping our agency will post this on their weekly Wednesday update. We are praying we will make this batch.

For those who are not familiar with the Ch*na adoption process, matching is when they physically choose a child to be matched to your dossier. A dossier is all of the documents and photos you are required to submit to Ch*nese governement. After matching is complete they will then be mailed to our agency and presented to us. This information will include her name, age, location, medical information and various habits. We will then accept our referral and the wait for travel approval will begin.

Oh and today happens to be our 54 month LID, we have had our paperwork in Ch*na for 4 1/2 years!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Just a reminder about my giveaway on Ni Hao Y'all

Just wanted to give you a reminder about the giveaway on Ni Hao Y'all today. I am giving away a $50 gift certificate for my custom signs. You can use it to purchase any wooden sign. Go HERE to see the post and leave a comment. You can get additional entries by posting it on your blog or Facebook. You also need to be a follower of Ni Hao Y'all, but that is easy. Who wouldn't want to follow this great family!

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

30 Days of Giveaways

I'm participating in Stephanie and Ni Hao Y'All 30 days of giveaways! Watch for a great offer on signs! I can't wait to see all she has to offer. Just a reminder that all of the proceeds from our signs go to our adoption!
Ni Hao Y'all

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Hanging on by a thread...

We made the projection for this next month, barely. RQ has us listed as the cutoff, this means we will either just make it in, or just miss this month. I am hoping she is being cautious in her projections, her track record is + or - 1 day. We are going to prepare to be in the next batch financially, but the next, next batch emotionality. As we know by now, nothing is predictable in international adoption.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Shoppin' with a Purpose!

Linny at A Place Called Simplicity is hosting a great fundraising opportunity for adoptive parents. Please check out all the links for some great gift ideas with the added bonus of helping more children find their forever families.

We are fundraising for the last portion of our travel expenses. We have a 5/30/06 LID and are in the NSN program with Ch*na, we are hoping for a referral in November or December. It is looking more and more like we will have a December referral. The jury is still out whether it will be early or late December.

I have created custom wood signs for the last 6 or 7 years. I sell them online and this has allowed us to save and pay for the bulk of our adoption expense. This business has an incredible blessing for our family. You can also see my signs Here I only sell the wood signs but, receive all the profits from them.

All of my signs are hand lettered, on 5 1/2" pine boards, unless noted. They are then distressed, stained and affixed with a hanger of your choice. I offer both photo brackets on the back and wire hangers. All signs will be $10.00 to ship, please allow 2 weeks for your sign to arrive. I custom make each sign, so feel free to change your color or font size.

Thank you for looking.

email me at chinathistime@yahoo.com with orders and any questions.