In case you didn't glean it from Thursday's post, or the site redesign that it inspired, Lynne and I are adopting a baby girl from China. Like any large process it has it's own nomenclature. We have finished the "paper chase", the process of gathering all the required documents and getting them notarized, certified, etc. By the middle of this month they should be on their way to China and we will be "DTC" (Documents To China). Now begins our 7 to 14 month wait for a referral, after which it will be another 2 months of getting visas and finalizing travel plans before we go to China to pick her up.
Repeat after me: Patience is a virtue.