Wednesday, May 30, 2007

We miss you Mom

My mother passed away on March 23, 2007. It was the worst time in my life and my family's life for sure. We all miss her very much and still cannot believe that she is gone. She will never get to meet our daughter and our daughter will never get to meet her grandmother and that's so sad - for both of them. She has lots of grandchildren that will miss growing up with her. She was a very special grandmother and she was the best mother & wife too.

We are going to Vietnam!

We decided to go to Vietnam to adopt while we wait for China to move along ever so slowly.

I think we really decided when we met Julie in Ireland, Ray's cousin's daughter, who was adopted from Lang Son province in December 2006. She is soooo cute!

For those of you who are just getting their dossier together. Our dossier was received by our agency on 5/25/07 after it was authenticated at the SF Vietnam Consulate. It was then sent to Vietnam on 5/31/07. We then found out that it was translated and received at the Vietnam adoption office on 6/12/07. Also, our I-171H followed on.

Now we wait for our referral. We are not sure exactly how long we will wait, but we were initially told a few weeks. Let's see what happens.