There’s Been Movement!

June 1, 2009 rixgal
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We received an email today saying “your petition was approved and they are moving your dossier.”  Which means that our file was moved from the 3-4 year old list to the 5-6 year old list.  Which is GREAT news.  Our case worker is working on finding out what number we are on the new list.  We were #155 out of 2,000 waiting families.  So if you are on the 2,000-long 3-4 year old list, you just moved up a place!


I’ve been re-reading adoption books and just finished the one about making a Lifebook for our girl.  What a fabulous idea.  I want to run out and buy a binder and a box of plastic sleeves RIGHT NOW!  There are plenty of pages that can be done ahead of time which is also a fabulous idea… because my “free” time will be severely limited after our trip to Colombia.  I think it is so important for kids to know as much about their own history as is appropriate for their age.  I’ve known adoptive families who “didn’t have the heart” to tell their child they were adopted.  I just don’t get that.  Hopefully it’s just old school and isn’t as prevalent these days.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Jennie C.  |  June 2, 2009 at 3:50 am


  • 2. Kelly  |  June 3, 2009 at 2:43 am

    ¡Felicidades! :o)

  • 3. Cathy Hurt  |  June 4, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    Congrats on the move forward, Linda, and I love the lifebook idea. Open, loving, and supportive is def the route to take in adoption! Parents who aren’t open and honest about their child’s life story may believe it’s easier for everyone that way, but it has to damage the trust in that relationship. Your family will be so blessed by the addition of your little Colombian princess, and we can’t wait for it to happen!

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