Monday, September 25, 2006


I've started writing this blog, in part to show my daughter when she gets old enough what was happening during my adoption journey and also to share with others what it's like to be a singleton adopting a child.

So, I'll start with my background. I'm 34, single, and a school librarian. I have always wanted to be a mother, but I haven't found the right man to marry. Last year, I took a hard look at my life and realized that I was ready to be a parent: a house, a dog, a great job, and an awesome support system, so I came to the conclusion that I was ready and that adoption was my answer for realizing my dream of parenthood. I did a lot of research and went to several adoption seminars on adopting from China. I did a lot of praying and then I submitted my application. It's really competitive to get a single slot and I was blessed with a spot. I began my ardouous paperwork chase in January, completing it in May. My paperwork was sent to China in May and a week later, I got a LID (Log In Date) of May 24th, 2006.

It looks like the wait will be over a year. It is tough but, I know that somewhere in China, my daughter is waiting for me (she's probably not even born). The time will be right when I get my referral. The hard part is answering the question, "When do you get her?" Honestly, I don't know!


Mark Buffalo said...

Jamie, You are making my cry! ha ha.