Well we have been busy trying to be patient and pass the time away...not my strong suit. :0) And in big contrast to the last few weeks as I had been so busy getting paperwork done. Now everything is up to our social worker. But in the mean time we have decided that we are pretty sure we will name our daughter Charlotte Rose. Charlotte is a southern name I have always loved and Rose is after my mother (her name is Roslynn-for those that didnt know).
Now if you don't like it you can tell me...I can handle it. My mother HATES the name Charlotte but, I reminded her she got to decide what to name her children and this time I am too excited to let what anyone else thinks of the name to affect me too much. :) Charlotte has always been one of my top picks for a girl name.
So after our social worker told us we could get excited I decided to do a little shopping on Friday. :) I bought Charlotte her first dress! :) It is the cutest little Baby LuLu dress...I can't wait to see her in it. :) Here is a picture of it.
So after dress shopping I decided a little more retail therapy was in order to celebrate! But not too much since our adoption expenses are adding up. $$$$ One thing I wanted to purchase was an Asian baby doll. This will be the gift we give her when we first meet her so it had to be special. So I googled "Asian baby dolls" and all of these adorable babydolls came up. I finally settled on this one because it is soft which I thought would be nice for her. I had also seen this babydoll as our friend Eden has one and loves it. Isn't it cute!?!?
I also found another doll that I would love for her to have. It is called a Blessing Doll...such sweet thought behind this doll. You can read more info by clicking the link below but I would definitely love one of these dolls for Charlotte too. :)
HOW DOES THIS ALL WORK? Once we see a child we would like to join our family we will "lock"their file for 48 hours. That means they are not available to be adopted by anyone else during that time. We will have an adoption doctor look at her medical file to give us advice. After that we have to decide if we want this child and submit our LOI (Letter of Intent) and this all has to be done within those 24 hours. The Letter of Intent is basically a letter Jason and I will write to the CCAA (China Center for Adoption Affairs) stating basics about us, what we can offer this child and asking to adopt this child.
Please continue to pray for the paperwork to go smoothly and quickly. We are waiting to look at the file of a little girl we are interested in.....Could she be THE ONE!?!?!? Its so exciting!
With Much Love & Excitement!Kendra