This week WACAP overnighted our I-800s to USCIS. We were supposed to receive a tracking number on Thursday; as of today, we are still waiting. However, I know that these adoptions are in His hands—and there is no better place to be!
I was blessed this week by another adoptive mom. Through an adoption yahoo group I met a mom from Long Island. She adopted an 11 year old two months ago who knew Xi Fan—would you believe their foster moms were best friends? The best thing is this…Jessica, the 11 year old from NY, has the middle name of Hope…the same name we are giving Xi Fan! It may be a 13 hour drive, but I have a strong feeling that we will be taking a road trip to New York this summer!
This is what is commonly called the “red thread”. There is a Chinese legend that says the gods tie a red string around the ankles of men and women who will one day marry each other. The China adoptive community has embraced an adapted version of this legend: An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place, or circumstances. The thread may stretch or tangle, but will never break.
I can’t wait to meet our new daughters!