Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The list!

I'm happy to say that we are officially on the waiting list for Baby #4! Tami, our case worker and the co-director of the India program at Dillon International, e-mailed this morning to make it official.

It's a little goofy that we're so excited to reach this step, since we will be likely be here for quite a while . . . but we are excited, nonetheless! Families are told to expect to wait about 12-18 months, so we still have lots of time before we see the first photo of our next daughter. (By this time next year, we may not be quite as excited about being on the list. Ha!)

Hmmm . . . I'll have to think of something fun to celebrate . . .

16 comments:

The Labontes said...

Celebrate each step to your new baby! Can't wait to see your family grow again, Nancy! We think "matching pairs" rock ;)
Kristy

theheartofachild said...

YEA..every step is a step closer!!! You are done with the "hurry up" and now get to wait. I will pray for this process to go quickly! Is Dillion taking app's from families again?
Jenny

Todd and Michele said...

Congrat Nancy and family! Can't wait to follow this journey!

Michele

Mommy Missionary said...

It's like a positive pregnancy test in the adoption world??? Definitely something to celebrate!

Shad and Maggie Alsworth said...

OH, Hooray!!!! Any step forward is worth celebrating!!!

Four..and ONE from India said...

Well this is so great,so happy for yah:) Yah,we feel like Maiya is just around the corner,atleast we hope she is. So what magic number are yah? Congrats again and we hope all goes well,and of course I will be here every step of the way for your support...especially in the waiting area of things..HAHA:) Gidg

Julie & Patrick said...

Hey Nancy! Thrilled for you and your family. Hard to believe we've been on the "list" 15 months all ready. I guess it is going faster the second go round. I sincerely hope you experience the same :)

Now let the speculation and insanity begin...if you find out about baby #2 in 12-18 months, then the baby will be born around this month, are there any special dates that it would be nice to associate with this time, and you'll likely travel at this time of year etc. etc.

Exciting!
Julie

Jeff and Leslie said...

Well I'm just exhausted thinking about starting over! LOL. Hey, at least the first round of paperwork is over! Congrats and wishing you a speedy "wait".

Joel and Jenn said...

Nancy! This is awesome news. I'm so glad I just happened to check your blog as I was waiting for my computer to search for a document I can't find! Yippee! Each step of the journey is is need of a wonderful celebration! Thanks for sharing. You have amazing patience through this whole process!

Sara said...

Hooray! You know, we were told 12-24 months and it was only 3!! So you never know! :) Congrats on the milestone!

jasonliberty said...

How Great! There is just something about finally being on the list :-)

Liberty

ColleenC said...

CONGRATS!! I remember the excitement of getting on that elusive-feeling list!! Can't wait to see you make the steps towards a new, sweet little one!

Scott and Molly said...

AH!!!!!! What about making a list of things that you are excited about (baby feet, first "mama", etc.) and the kids could open one list item each week (like Advent...the really long version). We are excited for you guys!

Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

Nancy, how come you get to adopt from India? I was always told that unless one of you was Indian, it is virtually impossible - ??

Cindy said...

Yay!! Hugs to you Nancy. That is an EXCITING step....woohoo!!

Candice said...

Yeah! I was so excited the day we got on "the list!" It made it seem more real somehow! Celebrate! We'll be following along on your new adventure!

Candice