Saturday, September 5, 2009


Thought I'd post an update, if you can consider it as one! The current date listed on the CCAA's box for referrals is March 24, 2006. If you do the math that's 16 days worth of referrals in the past 4 months. Do you think it will ever happen??? My answer is NO!
Btw, the pic is one of me on my vacation in Malta. If you haven't been you NEED to go!!

Saturday, May 16, 2009


I can hardly believe that my last post stated that the CCAA had referred up to and including January 31, 2006! That was 9 months ago!!! They are only at March 8, 2006 right now...that's 36 days of referrals in 9 months. When it's laid out like that I guess the rumours that China will eventually shut down it's NSN IA program are likely.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

China Update

The CCAA has referred babies to families with a LID up to and including January 31/06. It's predicted that February '06 will not be finished with the referrals until February 2009! Yes, that's how SsssLlllOooooWwwww this process is turning out to be!!!!

Nanny Cathy

This is the marvellous lady who devised the pattern for Layla's OHGWQ and then brought it to fruition!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Warm and Cuddly

Layla's OHGWQ is finally finished!! It is absolutely gorgeous. Nanny Cathy delivered it a few weeks ago. She cut all the material and pieced everything together and basically answered my prayers by doing it for me. Layla is so blessed to have such a beautiful keepsake created with Nanny's love. Nanny Cathy also made a smaller version of the OHGWQ as a special crib quilt. The picture shows Nanny Cathy signing the quilt.

Friday, February 29, 2008

Almost there!

No, I don't mean Layla but it's something great all the same! After 7 months of building, 6 months living with my mom and 10 months since we started the process, our brand new house will be ready on Monday. I am really psyched about it and best of all...Rob is home to do the unpacking! I cannot believe that our dream house is almost a reality.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Holy !@#$

Okay, it's official I'm not really excited about this adoption process any more. I want Layla don't get me wrong! I want to be a mommy and I will wait the 3-7 years they're predicting in order for it to happen BUT the specialness of this journey has slowly eroded. Every day there are more questions about when and I'm sick to death of saying one year, a year and a half, two years. Now I just say I don't know. Is there a way to gain back the happy feeling? Perhaps a full months worth of referrals would do the trick.