On July 25, 2005, the China Center of Adoption Affairs logged in our dossier. At the time, we expected to receive a photo and information on our daughter in six or seven months. but one year later we are still waiting. We don't think it'll be much longer, though, so stay tuned for updates.
On July 15, we attended a picnic with other families who will be traveling to China with us. It was about the hottest day ever in Illinois, but we had a good time getting to know each other a little better. I think it's going to be a really fun group. We're already supportive of each other through an e-mail chain and agency gatherings, and we will be getting together for many years to come as we watch our daughters grow. Check out the photos in the photo section (and, by the way, I am now allowed 12 photos instead of just six, so I was able to post three pictures from the picnic). (EDITED: But, of course, in the blog format I can post the photos all right here).
We're still expecting our referral in about a month, but that could change. Please check back often for news! I'll update in the next few days, once the next batch of referrals is mailed. Maybe we'll have some even better news then; you never know what will happen!