Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Welcome to the first installment of "Ella at Last," our blog page covering the last miles (hopefully) of our adoption process. We are now more than three and a half years into a seven month process, as we like to say. Our log-in date is March 29, 2006, and referrals have been made for those lucky families up through March 24. It's only five days to get through, but the pace is difficult to predict, other than knowing that it will be SLOW. Right now, we probably have a best-case scenario of hearing something late September/early October and traveling to meet our daughter about 6 weeks thereafter. Until then, we will bask in the journey of our friends P&K who leave September 2 to meet R, a beautiful seven month old girl in Chongqing, in the Sichuan Province. They too have been waiting for more than three years, and it is simply wonderful to see this unfold for them.