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Babies!!!


Here are the families with a referral this month:

The following families in other programs would like to share their happy news!

Congrats!

If you’re expecting a referral this time around, or you’re in another program and want to share your news, please list blog name and blog URL in the comments.

And if you’re still waiting, please click here to vote in the latest LID poll.


 
 
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4 Responses to “Babies!!!”

  1. Honeybugs Says:

    Many congratulations and all best wishes to those who are receiving matches this month. Hugs and peace to those who are still waiting. I am so sorry for the angst, frustration and anxiety that I imagine you feel.

    By the time our family was ready to share our news last month, the “Babies” post was old, so I thought I would add our information to this month. We were matched last month with a beautiful baby girl who is in foster care in or near Nanchang in Jiangxi province. She will turn one year old this May, 2013.

    To RQ, I send my most heartfelt gratitude for the extraordinary gift of time, thoughtfulness, effort and talent to maintain this blog for so many years, long after your family felt complete.

    Because you painted such a clear picture in the summer and fall of 2006, we pursued a second adoption. Bringing home our daughter from KZ in the fall of 2007 meant that she – and I – had a whole year together with my mother whom we knew to be dying. So much of my wanting to be a mother has to do with how I feel about being my mother’s daughter; equally, I eventually understood that I could make sense of the world without my mother on it because our daughter was here and home with us.

    Your predictions and projections meant so much to me, as did the Babies posts, as we continued to wait. I have learned so much from you, giving me the opportunity to reflect, learn, wonder and grow as I strive to be the parent I want to be. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

    To the entire RQ community, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Although I am an infrequent poster, I have read multiple sections of the forum almost every day for the last four+ years. I have learned so much from you! But most of all, you kept me company with my angst and wonderment about how my husband and I should build our family. At a time when I knew no one in real life who had the anxieties, frustrations and questions that I had, I was able to come here and listen. You helped me sort out my feelings about building our family, and most of all, helped me know that I was not alone in the strange place that none of us ever planned to be.

    If there are those who are still waiting and feeling unsure about a LID that draws slowly but surely nearer, please know that there are others who feel and have felt as you do. I felt guilty for years that my impatience for a referral slowly began to turn to dread. What if I didn’t know what to do when our number finally came up? I know that the answer to the question is different for everyone. For you, my friends, I wish the same peace that I have finally found. I am still a little nervous about bringing our new little one home, but I am thrilled and relieved to say that the ambivalence has, finally, gone.

    Love to all.
    HB

  2. RayRDT Says:

    CONGRATS HB !!! Keep us posted on your trip :) SO happy for you !!!

    RDT.

  3. Waiting4Rach Says:

    HB-
    Thank you so much for your encouraging words! You have expressed so many of the same feelings that so many of us have felt for over the past 7 years. This community and the friends from it that I have come to cherish have been the only people in my life that have understood the vast array of emotions throughout the years, ranging from happiness, anger, sadness, disbelief, hopelessness and finally extreme joy! Thank you all! This has been such an emotional journey but the first time I’m able to hold my daughter in my arms I know it will all be worth it!

    Hugs!

  4. Honeybugs Says:

    RayRDT and Waiting4Rach, thank you for your kind words. This would have been a very different journey for our family without this site and people like you. I wish you and your families all the best.