9.05.12


9.05.12

we have a match!
CARA has assigned us to an orphanage.
location: northwest india.
the average time with our american agency between receiving approval from india to adopt and an orphanage match has typically been up to 3 weeks.
we were 14 days in.

the city that houses the orphanage is one 
of the largest cities in india.
so large that it's within the top 60 of the largest cities
 in the world.
[for our daughter's safety, we keep the specific location quiet.]

a match means,
in the near future, 
we will submit ALL of our paperwork directly
to the orphanage.
this paperwork has taken and still is taking hours upon hours
of collecting, 
mailing, 
notarizing, 
stamping, 
signing, 
copying, 
writing, 
approving,
waiting.
then the orphanage has everything they need legally and according to Hague Accreditation and with our governments.
 then we wait.
we wait for a referral.

but today, we celebrate. 
our daughter will come from this orphanage.
we have a match!