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Monday, November 26, 2007

WE'RE ON TOP!!!

Well I just can't help sharing. We are SOOOOO excited. We found out over the weekend that we have moved on up on our agency list. So for your quoting pleasure......I asked...and they responded.....

"Your thinking is correct. You are at the top of our agency list of waiting families. YYYEEEAAAHHHHHH!!!!"

Now for those NOT with the birthmother program, referrals CAN come out of order. Just because we're on top doesn't mean we'll be the next ones to get a referral for our agency. BUT it does mean we're on top(just in case you didn't quite hear me!!) And for those that aren't with Taiwan's program and are say with China's program, I would kinda equate it with being in the review room. I trust that our album will be in the hands of our child's birthmother very soon...I hope. I didn't think we would ever get to the point of feeling like there was a light at the end of the tunnel. But I'm seeing it. It's there, faint, but growing in intensity.

39 comments:

Tish said...

HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORAY! I am so very, very excited for you!! I cannot wait til I pull up your blog soon and see a little face in a referral picture! YOU ARE ON TOP!!!!!!!

shelley said...

That is the best news I have heard lately. I believe I will be as excited to see your new family member as much as mine. Whenever I feel like I am REALLY TIRED of waiting...I always remember how patient you have been (or seem to be) and then I don't feel so bad.

Sandra said...

Yay for being on top!!! Hope the referral comes soon.

Tisra said...

WHOOOOOO HOOOOOOO! Those baby boy dreams are for a reason, Ann. I am sooooo looking forward to your referral. I think you'll beat us, but if ours came early ('cause I can't even bare to think yours would come late!) then maybe we'd be in the same "batch" of referrals (though from different agencies and sources). Anyway, I keep trying to think of people who might end up traveling at the same time as us. It could be you guys! (I realize I'm getting carried away...I guess that's what excitement does to a person!)

Tisra
waiting for referral through FFC, on the list 04/25/2007, requesting an infant girl
http://lifetrain.blogspot.com

marina said...

Wow - it will be soon now!

Anonymous said...

YAY!!!!! HOORAY!!!!!! I'm keeping fingers crossed for a referral REAL SOON!

Jan

Mary said...

That is great news! I can't wait to get even better news ;)

Amy, Ryan, Aidan & Lauren said...

Excellent!

4Bussells said...

Awesome to hear your news Ann! I'll be sending some good vibes your way.

Kelly said...

That is so exciting!!! What happy news.

Sarah said...

YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY! And a little more YAY for good measure.

Anonymous said...

Ann that is great news. I remember with Aarons adoption our agency said we were "getting close" to the top of the list and it should be 6-8 weeks. Well it was about 11 days later we got our referral! So if you are at the top of your list maybe you will get an early Christmas present!!!!
Stacy
waiting to bring Samuel Wen Chuan home!!!

Tammy said...

That is so awesome!! Yeah, Ann. I'm praying your baby's birthmother will choose you very, very soon.

Tammy, Troy & Kaylee

Debz said...

Congrats on being on top! That is the greatest news I've heard in a while!!! Happy days!!!

jeneflower said...

You have waited SOOOOOO long! You are an amazing trooper. I hope you hear news VERY soon. I am so happy for you!

TaiwanMommy said...

Can I just say it? Can I?

WELL, IT'S ABOUT D**M TIME!!!

Yeeeeeeeeeeeehaaaaaaa!!!

Annie, I swear, YOU are gonna get your referral, all all across the US, champagne bottles are gonna pop. That child will be THE most celebrated kid anywhere.

I am going to be obsessive about checking your blog. You should make a mailing list now, and set it up, so you can write to us all at once. Note that I've included myself here, ahem.

And the offer still goes if you want to stop over here on your way back and forth, and no, I won't stalk Jon.

love you!
Val

MotherMotherOcean said...

Yippee!

Rebecca said...

Hooray, Ann!! Such terrific news! I am so excited for you... wow, top of the list!!!! Awesome! Can't wait to hear news about your sweet baby.

Cheers,
Rebecca

Judy said...

That is awesome news! I look forward to visiting your blog and seeing your baby's pic one day real soon!

Judy

Jaclyn said...

Congrats to you guys! You must be jumping out of your skin every time the phone rings!!! So wonderful to know anytime now.
Jaclyn

Alice said...

Hurrah! So happy for you!

taiwanbaby said...

i got chills and goosebumps all at the same time. so happy for you and Jon. Just a little longer!!!!

Andrea said...

YES!!! It's about time! I was tired of seeing the "we've waited this long" ticker. Pretty soon you can change it to "my child is this old". I hope hope hope it comes for Christmas, Ann.
Fingers and toes crossed!
Andrea
Miranda's Mom

Jeter Mama said...

congrats - now that is something to celebrate!!!

David and Janalee said...

Yeah Ann!
Joining all the others with everything crossed that I can and lots of prayers. Laughed about the baby boy poop dreams, but you also have to worry about being pee peed on with those little guys! Boy (times 4) should I know!
You will be a fabulous parents
JAnalee
Maya's mom

Doris & Dan said...

Awesome news! Hoping for more even better news from you soon!

Keep smilin!

Journey2LilyRose said...

That is the BEST news!!!!!

I am super happy for you both.

Stay strong and know that you have lots of people praying for you guys. I can not wait to see that beautiful little face.

I wish you peace!!!!!


Lisa

Sarah said...

I swear Annie... you've got the whole adopting blogging planet excited and waiting for this referral! heehee.

malou said...

OMG, I am so HAPPY for you and JON!!! See, your patience had paid off!!!! Hugs, Malou

Anonymous said...

That is fantastic news Ann! I am cheering for you and can't wait to hear the BIG announcement.

Tracey H.

Annie said...

Yeah! Yippee! Hooray! You're almost there! Oh, I'm so HAPPY you finally got some good news and forward momentum. I hope the even better news comes SOON!

adoptedthree said...

That is awesome news, a day closer to your darling!

redmaryjanes said...

I find it very interesting that you saw your boy in a dream and then find out you are the top of your agency's list. You are a beautiful couple and wonderful people. I think you will have your referral soon and it will be a boy. I really believe in the dreams. Congratulations!

Jo said...

YEAH!!!! I am so happy for you guys.

Taiwankido2 (sarah k) said...

Finally Ann, I am so glad to hear this! It has been WAY TOO LONG! I hope you have news soon that you are about to see the first pictures of your little one or that your little one is due soon! I so hope that you have a speedy process now!!!!
Sarah k (Jer's mom)

Just Us said...

Yippee Ann...what wonderful news. Here's to a birthmother looking at your album right now!!! Kristie

eggrolls and chopsticks said...

Fabulous news. We are so happy for you.
On top of the pile makes you feel on top of the world.

Abby's Mom said...

YAY ANN! What a wonderful Christmas present :)

Rob & Karin said...

What wonderful news! We can't wait to hear that you finally have the referral of your precious baby!