24 hours.

The foster home that Poppy is at just put out a Facebook message with her picture announcing our upcoming travels to get her.  Now it feels real. I spent today running around like a mad woman collecting gifts for the Chinese officials and putting together my gifts for the kids at home.  I give one little gift every day I’m gone.  Usually it’s just a little craft, or maybe stickers or tattoos.  On two of the days, I stuck cash in an envelope, one for dinner out and one for ice cream.

Gifts

These silly gifts are what Dolly is most excited about, well, aside from having her sister.  She kept asking me if I was “going to China now?”  She is obviously excited for me to GO!  I’m not insulted by this.  Leaving would be so much more difficult if I thought she was sad that I was going.  She isn’t.  She’s okay with it, now she just wants her baby HOME.

–FullPlateMom, who thinks Dolly is right on.  We need our baby HOME.

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  1. Jen d says:

    I am not sure how I came upon your blog, but here I am. We have very little in common except we are both mothers. I am not familiar with adoption, interracial parenting, large families and I can hardly swim. The past few weeks I have been checking your blog at a stalker like rate…..waiting…waiting to hear of the progress. I have never been so invested in a topic from which I am so removed. I wanted to let you know I am hoping it goes like like clockwork for you and I am putting out positive thoughts. Have a safe and speedy trip! Thank you for sharing your journey with us! – Jen

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    1. That is just about the sweetest thing anyone has ever written me. You are wonderful to keep on reading! It’s about to be a WILD ride, that I’m sure of.

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