We are officially "ON DECK"

I was so excited to open my email today and receive our ON DECK email. For those of you who don't know the America World adoption lingo here is a paragraph from the email...

While there are many unknowns in the referral process, and this email gives no dates or guarantees, America World anticipates that your family could receive a referral within the next one to three months. Referrals arrive sporadically throughout the month. For this reason, families with the same DTE date frequently do not receive referrals at the same time. America World issues referrals as soon as a child’s paperwork is completed.

I already knew the approximate wait time but somehow getting this email makes it move from we will receive a referral in 5-7 months to we could receive a referral anytime in the next one to three months. We are moving forward in the process and our son is closer to being with us! Because of the age of referrals it also means that he is more than likely born, on this earth, and we are being carefully brought together in God's plan. My heart is overjoyed.

Hope everyone has a beautiful day!


  1. woohooo!!!!! i'm soooo excited...so much better to say 1-3 months than 5-7!! i get chills thinking about sweet baby connelly (does he have a name yet?) most likely being born already...God is so good, and i cannot wait for Him to join you with the child of your heart!! yayyyyyyy!!!

  2. So happy for you guys. I LOVE that you speak so passionately about "Your Son", I feel your excitement through your words. Praying for you guys often. I can't wait to meet him and most especially be his teacher someday.