Wheels Up! The Great Packing Post

You’re FINALLY at the last step in your adoption process. Months of waiting, hoping, praying and, if we’re being real here, crying, are behind you. You’ve been counting down the days to this moment. You’re probably shouting, “I AM GOING TO CHINA!!!” And then, “OH MY GOSH!!! I AM GOING TO CHINA?!?” All of the…

Shared List Update as of July 23, 2015

Total Files – 2,086 Girls – 559 (26.7%) Boys – 1527 (73.2%) Dossier First – 0 (0%) Aging Out (10+ years old) – 692 (33%), 215 girls/477 boys Aging Out (12+ years old) – 297 (14.2%), 89 girls/208 boys Aging Out (13+ years old) – 147 (7%), 45 girls/102 boys Breaking it down: There are 692 children age 10 and up as of…

Wait…USCIS Again??!!

Just when you thought you were done, here is USCIS again! There are a lot of little steps and acronyms in this post, but hang in there! You are SOOOOO close! Before you send your dossier to China, you file the I-800a which is then approved stating your suitability as adoptive parents. This time around, you…

Shared List Saturday – Isabelle

Blindness doesn’t hold this 2-year-old sweetheart back! Meet precious Isabelle!  Read more about Isabelle on her full Red Thread file HERE.   Membership is required to view complete profiles. Membership is quick and easy; please click the “Membership” tab above. An email will be sent shortly.

LOA, Baby!

You have completed the home study, signed with an agency, completed boat loads of paperwork, been thoroughly investigated by nearly every agency known to man, compiled your dossier, sent it to China and received your LID. And then you have waited ever so patiently like all other adoptive families (HA!) to get your approval from…

Waiting Wednesday – Eli

  “Oh boy! It’s WAITING WEDNESDAY!! Maybe it will be my turn for my family to find me!”   Read more about 3-year-old Eli on his full profile HERE on Red Thread. (Membership is required to view complete profiles. Membership is quick and easy; please click the “Membership” tab above. An email will be sent…

Shared List Update as of July 9, 2015

Total Files – 2,039 Girls – 480 (23.5%) Boys – 1,559 (76.5%) Dossier First – 0 (0%) Aging Out (10+ years old) – 698 (34%), 218 girls/480 boys Aging Out (12+ years old) – 297 (14.5%), 90 girls/207 boys Aging Out (13+ years old) – 154 (7.5%), 48 girls/106 boys Breaking it down: There are 698 children age 10 and up as of the…