Click here for “Coming Home” from the Johnson County Sun (KS).

Click here for “Waiting can be hardest part” from the Palladium-Item (IN).

On the internet bulletin boards, people are announcing that they received their Chinese adoption referrals today. It appears they are for dossiers (adoption applications) logged in as received by China on or before April 25, 2005.

Click here for “Tiny adoptee from China completes Phoenix family” from the Arizona Republic.

Click here for “Huntsmans ‘expecting’ — a child from India” from the Deseret News (UT).

Click here for “Adoption changes the lives of Englewood couple” from the Sarasota Herald-Tribune (FL).

Click here for “Girl gets name, home, family in Hampton” from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (PA).

Click here for “Home For The Holidays” from the Freeport Journal Standard (IL).

Click here for “This Christmas, couple has been twice blessed” from the Fort Worth Star Telegram (TX).

Click here for “Be a ‘forever family’: Sponsor or adopt a girl from China” from the Des Moines Register.

Click here for “Adoptees hang on to their homelands: American parents keep traditions alive” from The Coloradoan (CO)

Click here for “Holding pattern: Adoptive mom writes a book to honor her child’s first year of life” from the Skagit Valley Herald (WA).

Click here for “UCLA Club Reaches Out to Families with Children from China” from the UCLA International Institute.

Click here for “People seeking adoptions turn to China” from the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Click here for “Adoptive parents tell it like it is – and with love” from the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Click here for “Adopting a whole new outlook on life” from the New York Newsday.

With the slow down in Chinese adoption dossier (application) processing, I think the soonest we can expect a referral (notification of a match with a baby) is March. More probably in April. Possibly as late as June. And then we would travel 4-8 weeks after the receipt of the referral. I’m still hoping we can travel in spring while the weather is still comfortable. Otherwise, I hear that summers in China are very hot and humid.

One adoption agency is reporting that yesterday they received Chinese adoption referrals for dossiers logged in as received by the Chinese up through mid April 2005.

Internet bulletin boards are reporting that people are receiving their Chinese adoption referrals today. According to a Chinese government website, applicants who’s dossiers were registered as received in their office before April 14 will be receiving their referrals in the next few days.

Click here for “Hearts that can leap the world” from the Charlotte Observer (NC).

Click here for “Reconnecting with their heritage: UT organization provides ‘Care’ for adoptive families of immigrant adopted children” from the Daily Texan.

Click here for “Singer walks the walk promoting adoption” from the Flint Journal (MI).

Click here for “Abandoned and Orphaned Children in China” from the Magic City Morning Star (ME).

Click here for “Adoption option: Lindon family adopts three from China” from the Provo Daily Herald (UT).

Click here for “Adopted kids get best of both worlds” from the China Daily (China).

Click here for “Midlands Family Talks About Adoption” from WLTX (TX). Video included.

Click here for “China Care raises funds for orphan” from the Daily Northwestern (IL).

Click here for “Shriver shines light on orphans in China” from the San Jose Mercury News.

Click here for “McBride couple makes international adoption a reality” from the Robson Valley Times (Canada).

Click here for “The Chosen Ones … Stories of Adoption” from the Kosciusko Star Herald (MS).