Sunday, February 18, 2007


There are a few of you who are also going through this experience of have already completed the process! I want some ideas on how to bring the culture into our family while we wait. We have every book to read and plan on reading a lot once we are logged in!
Im looking for anything that will keep us occupied!Whats keeping you busy?


Panda-Mom said...

While we were in our waiting period I started a latch-hook rug of a giant panda. Never finished it though! HA! I know that the wait was excrutiating, though. As that part is not encouraging to you the upside is that once you do have your darling at home that longing is remembered, but the agony is long gone and forgotten! Just keep prayer the top priority on your list. I will keep you in my prayer that you will find joy in your journey. ; )

Kelly & Todd said...

Hi Amy --

Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. I just found yours and will be adding you to the list of blogs that I follow.

At any rate - have you thought of starting a "100 wishes quilt"? I plan on starting that once we receive our official "LID" - but it is a great way to involve family, friends, fellow bloggers, etc.. and will help you pass the time.

Best of luck to you as you await the arrival of your I-171H.


Joannah said...

Many families get involved with their local FCC chapter, and some start learning a bit of Mandarin. I haven't done either yet as I've been busy with a graduate degree, but once that's done I may.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I wish you the best in your paperchase!

PromiseKeepersDaughter said...

Wow you've gotten some good Ideas. I was going to suggest the 100 good wishes quilt also. It is alot of fun and it will take a while to collect them all. Warning it is addictive! I collected enough to make two quilts!

a&mg said...

Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog!
I would echo what everyone has already mentioned--joining the FCC, a 100 wishes quilt, maybe taking some Mandarin classes if they are offered locally.

Blogging helps a lot in the wait, too:)

Looking forward to returning to your site!

Joanne said...

Hi, hope the paperchasing going smoothly (as much as it can!). I also joined my local FCC. I read A LOT of blogs and got tons of info that way, as well as reading anything China related I can get my hands on. As you can see from my blog, I try to involve my family and celebrate every step we've accomplished (LID celebration!) and any holidays that are meaningful! It's fun and we learn so much about our daughter's country. Good Luck!

Jen and Lionel said...

Your local FCC, great idea. How about starting the nursery. That is very fun. Also, finding local folks on the same timeline as you and getting connected. You'll make great friends and will travel the journey together. Some good books, "Attaching in Adoption" by Deborah Gray and "Inside Transracial Adoption" by Steinberg and Hall. Both great to get your feet wet. I'll follow your journey now that we've found each other. Good luck!

Journey to Mia Lin said...

Have you made a good wishes quilt? I did that and that got me into quilting. Now I can't stop quilting!!!! ha. Whatever you do... don't get on ebay and look for asian dolls or ladybug stuff or panda stuff.... I would not suggest that as a past-time!!! It gets waaaaayyyy to costly!! ha!

Georgia and Jeff said...

We do the waiting family gatherings every month. Have you been invited already? I think we're in the same area. Anyway, the next one is March 3. If you haven't heard about it, but would like to come, e-mail me. I'll send the info.

Georgia and Jeff said...

Oh..the e-mail address...duh!

Special K said...

Hi Amy & Michael!

I am collecting squares for a 100 Good Wishes Quilt too. Let me know if you decide to do this and I'll share my letter and help you get started.

We have several books to read and we hope to learn a little Mandarin too.

I am supposed to get the baby's furniture painted before B comes home. We'll see if that happens!

Lisa & Oliver said...

The wait can be long ... some days more than others! We took Mandarin lessons during the wait, bought a Chinese cookbook and started practising, and did lots of reading. There was also a Chinese culture class offered where we are, which I took once we were home.

Good luck finding things to keep you busy and that help get you informed!