I Can't Explain It & Adoption Update

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He's One Year Older by Tracie Stroud
This past Wednesday was Matthew's 5th birthday. He spent it in the orphanage, hopefully with his buddies.

I know they don't celebrate birthdays in the orphanage. I know he probably didn't even know what he was missing, but it was hard on his mommy. I can't explain it, but I love him so much already. He's my little boy, and he sat in an orphanage on his birthday.

I scrapped the page above so that he could look back when he is older and know that even though he wasn't with us on his 5th birthday, we were thinking of him and praying for him. We even bought him a few birthday presents for him to open when he comes home.

Adoption Update: I don't have much of an update. I think the last time I updated you we thought we were waiting on our LOA (letter of approval). It turns out that our dossier did not get logged in until the end of February, just a few days after my last adoption post. We thought it had been logged in around mid-January. Needless to say, we were very disappointed. We were about 6 weeks behind where we thought we were. So...now we are about a month into our LOA wait. It seems like the average time to get your LOA is between 60-90 days. So, most likely, we have at least another month before we hear anything. I'm sure you'll hear me screaming it from the rooftops when we get our LOA!

That's all for now. I just wanted to share my page and a little update. Hoping the next adoption update will have some good news!


Michele said...

Oh my. I'm sitting here in tears. I can't imagine how you must feel. What a blessed little boy he will be to be a a part of your family!

mnJenL said...

what a lucky little boy to have so much love waiting for him! Hang in there on the waiting!

Michele said...

Right now I'm working on my daughter's wedding album. She sent me over 100 pictures! So if it will work with wedding pictures, that's what I'll be doing!

Unknown said...

Waiting is hard. I love how you are documenting the journey, and pages for him! Imagine how excited he'll be to come home to a book all his own with his own family in it!

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