Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Our LA said YES!!!!!!!!

We've just got back from our meeting with our LA, to discuss the implications of our acceptance of our referral and they said YES!!!! They are sending their letter of agreement to the DCSF (UK govt dept) today!! We need a letter from the DCSF giving us permission to travel, so to give time for that to arrive and to fit around LMS's University Easter Break I will be flying out on 27th March!!

OMG!!!! I am going to Ethiopia in NINE DAYS!!!! I will see, hold and cuddle our new child in TEN DAYS time!!!!!!!!!!!!!

UPDATE - slight change of plan!! The route we need to fly isn't available next Friday so we are going on Thursday instead!! We could have chosen to go on Saturday, but I didn't want to wait ANY longer!!!!

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

HOOOOOOORAAAYYY WHOOPPPEEEEE CONGRATS!!!! WELL DONE GUYS!!! Glad it all went well Janet, start counting down those days until you can cuddle your sweet little baby!!! Bet it can't come soon enough!!!

lots love WL xxx

Janet said...

Hi WL,
I'm still shaking!!! I can't believe it!!! But its real!!!! I'm going to Ethiopia in NINE DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!
Love
Janet
xxx

Anonymous said...

Hooray!!!

Will the DCSF move that fast? (soory if that's a downer of a question but it has to be asked)

Baby Bro

Anonymous said...

Wow, thats great. You must be over the moon. Remeber though as LMS says keep breathing.

Its wonderful news, and nothing can change that.

Lots of Love

Little Sis

Janet said...

Hi Baby Bro,
Thank you :-)
I asked the same question myself lol. But apparently the "after referral" part is where they use up all their speed and efficiency!! The last UK adopter got her letter within 5 days of her LA sending their paperwork, and that included a weekend!!
Love
Janet
xxx

Janet said...

Hi Little Sis,
I'm trying to keep breathing and stop shaking at the moment!! Lots to think about there for a blonde lol.
It feels FANTASTIC though :-)
Love
Janet
xxx

Anonymous said...

Wow thats brilliant. Now lets hope Darlington are speedy. Get them on speed dial for Monday:)

Cant wait to see pictures of you cuddling your new daughter:)
Love S

Janet said...

Hi S,
Its fantastic news :-) I need to get packing lol. And I know the number for DCSF off by heart I've rung it that much lol.
Love
Janet
xxx

kristine said...

Yay!

Congratulations. I can only imagine this is going to feel like some of the longest days of your life!

Hang in there - she's almost in your arms.

Good luck with the preparations!

Janet said...

Hi Kristine,
Thank you :-)
I think I have so much to do that the next 9 days are going to fly by!! Its the days in between the visits that will probably drag :-(
Love
Janet
xxx

Anonymous said...

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY! :D :D :D :D

OMG that's so exciting, I'll be back ASAP Such a shame I have important stuff to do on the Thursday and Friday!!!! I'd better get packing for Easter, I'll be heading off AS SOON as I'm done Friday!

When are you back?

Wow wow wow :D

LMS
xxx

Janet said...

Hi LMS,
You sound as excited as me :-)
I'm now going first thing on THURSDAY!!! So I'll be back early on the 3rd April.
Lots of love
Mummy
xxx

Lisa A said...

OMG! This isssss swwwweeett news! That little one is going to have your warm loving arms wrapped around her soooo soon! And I don't care what anyone says--kids know when someone loves them just by your touch. Even if you never met in p34won.

Congratulations my friend--you so deserve this!

I can not wait to follow along with you!

Love,
Lisa A

Janet said...

Hi Lisa,
I slept so deeply last night, now I know I'm going to meet my baby soon :-) Its such a wonderful feeling :-)
Love
Janet
xxx

3cmum said...

Janet
That is so fabulous. Can't wait to hear how it goes etc etc...
Don't worry the loss of sleep will come right before you meet her.
I still remember my violent nerves in the last couple of hours..
Big hugs
Carrie

Alix said...

omg im so excited for all of you!!!

Cabbage Queen said...

Hurray!!!!! I'm soooo excited for you Janet!!! Can't wait to start shopping for stuff for my new "niece". Make sure you whisper to her that her "Cabbage Auntie" loves her too!!!

Janet said...

Hi Carrie,
Thank you so much!! I think lol. I will probably be the same! We arrive in Ethiopia late at night and won't be able to visit the orphanage until the next day, I doubt if I'm going to sleep much!!!
I'm packing books and chocs just in case lol.
Love
Janet
xxx

Janet said...

Hi Alix,
Thank you so much :-)
Love
Janet
xxx

Janet said...

Hi Cabbage Queen,
Thank you so much :-)
Don't worry, of course, I will be telling her that Auntie Cabbage Queen loves her :-)
Love
Janet
xxx

Fraulein said...

OMG it's REAL O____O YAAAAAAAY =D OMG *dances*
xxx

Janet said...

Hi Fraulein,
Lovely to hear from you :-)
And YES its definitely REAL and HAPPENING!!! WOW!!!
Lots of love
Janet
xxx
PS did you do your History homework?!?!


OUR ETHIOPIAN ADOPTION TIMELINE


25th May 2009 - See New Child again & Court Date

23rd May 2009 - Fly back to Ethiopia

26th March 2009 - Fly to Ethiopia :-)

3rd March 2009 - Dossier Arrived at Orphanage

26th February 2009 - Dossier sent to Ethiopia

22nd December 2008 - Dossier back at DCSF

28th November 2008 - Certificate of Eligibility ISSUED

6th October 2008 - PASSED Approval Panel

7th July 2008 - Homestudy Update Started

28th Feb 2008 - Told LA we wished to change country

OUR CHINA ADOPTION TIMELINE

Formally withdrew from the China Adoption Programme 17th July 2008

LID (Logged in Date) with CCAA 16th August 2007

Documents to China 10th August 2007

Passed Approval Panel 5th March 2007

Homestudy started 6th June 2006

First Contact with our LA 1st Jan 2006