DTR means Dossier To Rwanda. Yes, I know that is not an adverb; one cannot be "dossier to Rwanda." But you can't really friend anyone either. So there you go - we're DTR.
What this means: We have a three- to six-month waiting period, and then we'll (hopefully!) receive a letter of approval from the Ministry in Rwanda. Two months after that, we'll get a referral! That's when we get a picture of our daughter, along with her medical information, age, weight, etc. Then we have a court date in Rwanda (we don't attend; we have a power of attorney standing in for us) about two weeks later. That's when our daughter legally becomes ours. Then within a few weeks after that, we travel to get her! So we're looking at bringing her home between July and October of this year. And while we fully believe that the timing in this belongs to the Lord, we're still praying for July!
In honour of being DTR, I started today on a baby blanket for our little one. My mom got me this yarn for Christmas, and I've been holding off starting until we got this news. A way to mark the day, and something to do for her while I wait.
These aren't the colors our daughter's room is/will be, but I just thought they were so pretty and girlie and fun! Here's the pattern I'm using (well, basing my blanket off of this pattern).
We're DTR! Yay!!