We saw our beautiful AnnaClaire Chenhui for the first time. I'll back track a bit and say that the week before, our agency had posted that 4 surprise referrals had come in, and they would be considering families who had turned in SN applications before July 18. Ours was turned in on July 16. However, there were so many other people on the interested families list... we were not expecting to hear ANYTHING, we had JUST applied to the waiting child program, and we had not even heard about our LID yet! So on July 24, when we had a missed call from our coordinator, we figured she was calling back to answer some general questions about the SN process. How wrong we were. Of course, by the time we got the message, our agency was closed. The next day, our agency called again. Imagine my shock and surprise when I heard Mom say, "Of course! We would love further information!" Mom jotted down some of the basic info, as I ran downstairs to have my thoughts confirmed... Mom was getting our referral call! We called Dad, and we anxiously awaited the email that would have pictures of our darling little girl.