Thursday, October 27, 2005

Logged in at last!

My ladybugs (pictured below) brought me good luck. I'm officially logged in at the CCAA (Chinese Center of Adoption Affairs). My LID (log in date) is 9/26, one month to the day of my DTC. Although I was hoping for it to be a little earlier in the month to ensure travel with the September group, I'm still happy and relieved to have this date. At least I know for sure that my dossier wasn't lost somewhere along the way. Also, since it took 9 weeks to find out this date, I'm already one month closer to getting Ava.

So what does this mean in referral time? Well, if the CCAA starts giving referrals for complete months (ie 1st of the month through the 30th) then I should get an early April referral and travel late May. If they continue to split months (ie 20th of a month through 20th of the following month) then I will end up getting an early May referral and travel late June.

Monday, October 24, 2005


My first ladybug sighting. These two cuties are my twin nieces, Kenzie and Kayla. Ladybugs are a symbol of good luck in China adoptions. Hopefully, they'll bring me luck and I'll hear about my LID soon.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Secret Pal Gift

My September DTC Secret Pal sent me these fun gifts this month. The theme was bath time. This is the first I've seen of the Burt's Baby Bee products. I can't wait to try them out on Ava.