Thursday, August 6, 2009


We are officially DTC (Dossier To China)!!!!!! I can't BELIEVE it!!!! We were not expecting the email this evening! We were at the Honda dealership in town dropping off my beautiful red CRV (which I truly love) to have the airbag sensors replaced and then walked around the lot to look at bigger vehicles...the Odyssey. Not many cars are on lots nowadays and we know that we are going to have to do something before we leave for China. We were driving home and Kurt's Blackberry was buzzing...not unusual when working for the City...and he hands the phone to me. It is a gmail message from our Case Manager telling us that we are DTC TODAY!!!! I sat stunned! And then I read it aloud to Kurt! Jadon chimes in from the backseat, "Finally!" I believe he also added that he had waited a long time for this! The email said that it would be a couple of weeks before they knew our LID (Log In Date). It is from the LID that we officially start our count down to LOA (Letter of Approval) also called LSC (Letter Seeking Confirmation). Please pray that God will start preparing Jackson's heart for the transitions to come! We are so ready to hold him in our arms and kiss on his sweet chubby cheeks!!!!
God put this scripture on my heart yesterday and wanted to share it with you all.
"But these things I plan won't happen right away. Slowly, steadily, surely, the time approaches when the vision will be fulfilled. If is seems slow, be patient! For it will surely take place. It will not be late by a single day." Habakkuk 2:3
From the moment Kurt and I met, our relationship with the Lord and with each other has been centered around God's perfect timing and His perfect plan!!! And the hope that comes from trusting in God's plan for our lives!!!!!
In Christ,


Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!! I love the pictures of the kids signing DTC :)
What a perfect verse. A great one for us all to remember. I can't wait to see Jackson home with his family.

Rachel said...

Hello! I am a friend of your husband's cousin Rita and she told me about your blog - my husband and I are adopting from Korea so I love to follow along on other people's journeys, too! It sounds like the process for China is pretty different from Korea, as we don't do a dossier and a lot of the stuff you were talking about is stuff I've never heard of! We received our referral in June and are waiting for our travel call (well, technically it will be Matthew's travel call as we are having him escorted!). Adoption is a long but amazing process and I am glad to be able to follow along on your journey!