April 24, 2010

You Might Be Adopting...

Margaret from my April LID Yahoo group posted this to our group. I thought it was so perfect and wanted to share. I just love the last line. It's so true!

You might be adopting from China if...

...you've been expecting a baby for 4 years.

...you know that I-600 & I-171 aren't highways.

...you understand that it's 2006 in some parts of the world.

...you've "paid for" 3 citizenships, but never brought anyone into the U.S.

...you know that waiting for China has nothing to do with Dillards or dishes

...your homestudy is followed by a number (i.e. #3 or #4)

...you're more interested in what will happen with April 2006 than what will happen in April 2010

...you've been fingerprinted four times, but never committed a crime

...you automatically assume everyone who is expecting is having a girl

...you own new clothing in 3 little sizes for all 4 seasons (because you don't know when or how big)

...you look twice when you see a lady bug

...you never know how many days will be in the next month

...you know that babies come in batches

...you know people who understand when you talk about 2 day months & 3 day months

...your due date hasn't changed by days, but by years

...you know who the Rumor Queen is ... AND ... you don't know who she is

...you've waited so long, that they checked your fingerprints to see if they changed

...if...while trying to understand why they're printing you again, you study your own fingerprints and wonder if fingerprints grow wrinkles.

...when you speak of "that time of month" you're talking about CCAA updates & referrals

* * * You might be adopting from China if you love someone you've never met with all your heart.

I just love the last line. It's so true!
Thank you Margaret!!


  1. OMW...
    can I use this also on my blog..
    LOVE IT..
    you are sooo close my friend..

  2. So, so true, every last word of it.

    ( my word verification is belessed! yes you are.

  3. Oh so true! Each statement brings back so many memories.

  4. Just gotta love it!!!!

    Love, Kristy

  5. Ohhh.... almost made me choke up; amazing what we all went through. Your own special language for child-birth!

    Alyzabeth's Mommy

  6. Oh my gosh! This is PERFECT!! Love it!!!