Today I am mailing our dossier off to America World. From this point they will send it on to the Secretary of State and Chinese Consulate to get certified and authenticated. All we have left to do on our part is to get fingerprinted. Then we wait on the US 171-H form to arrive from the Department of Homeland Security to give us clearance to adopt.
I think about Hope everyday. If estimates of a 2 year wait are correct, then I estimate she will be conceived around November of this year. If the wait is shorter, she may be conceived by now. When you think of us, ask God to be with her and her mother for the next 2 years until we can get to her. She is truly blessed to have someone thinking of her and loving her and planing a lifetime of happiness for her even before she is born!