Monday, March 2, 2009

You Might Be Adopting From China If ...

So, I'm sitting in a hotel in Timbuktu so I can take depositions in a place beyond Timbuktu tomorrow, missing my hubby and kids, my tummy still a little roly (or Rolie Polie Olie as Kayden would say), when I remembered this thing I wanted to pass along. To my friends, whether you are in the eternal line for a referral, you're already home, you have a precious special needs child, have a return engagement, or are just lovin' on someone who is (and we sooo appreciate you!), here's to you:

You Might Be Adopting From China If......
~You know that I-600 & I-171 aren't highways....
~You've been expecting a baby for over 3 years....
~You understand that it's 2006 in some parts of the world....
~You've "paid for" 3 citizenships, but never brought anyone into the U.S....
~You know that waiting for China has nothing to do with Dillards or dishes..
~Your homestudy is followed by a number (i.e. #3 or #4)...
~You never know how many days next month will have...
~You know that babies come in batches...
~You've been fingerprinted four times, but never committed a crime...
~You automatically assume everyone who is expecting is having a girl...
~You own new clothing in 3 little sizes for all 4 seasons (because you don't know when or how big)...
~You look twice when you see a lady bug...
~You're more interested in what will happen in March 2006 than in March 2009...
~You know people who understand when you talk about 2 day months & 5 day months...
~Your due date hasn't changed by days, but by years...
~You know who the Rumor Queen is ... AND ... you don't know who she is...
~You know that forecast doesn't have anything to do with the weather...
~You've waited so long, they re-checked your fingerprints to see if they changed...
~Trying to understand why they're printing you again, you study your own fingerprints and wonder if fingerprints grow wrinkles...
~When you speak of "that time of month" you're talking about CCAA updates & referrals...
And finally...You might be adopting from China if you love someone you've never met with all your heart

5 comments:

Sooner Girl said...

Loved it! Thanks for the laugh this morning!

Tammy said...

Very funny! No wonder people stare at me with a "deer in headlights" look when I start talking about the adoption process! :)

Lori said...

I would like to add one:
- your biological family gets that blank stare when you talk about LIDs, CCAA, referrals, and the like, but adoptive families can follow right along.

That was cute, thanks for sharing!
Lori

Andrea said...

LOVED IT LOVED IT LOVED IT !!!!!
I'm STEALING IT FOR THE HIPPY.
Will give you total PROPS!!!I SWEAR!

xoxo,
A

Dorothy said...

Connie,
I just have to share this since we are in approximately the same place in our adoption process. We submitted our USCIS paperwork just a week before you. We had our biometric fingerprints done last Tuesday...today we received our approval in the mail! Just 42 days!! Hope yours comes as quickly!

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