I've been reading other people's blogs about adopting from China, just because I am curious about the process and also because it helps me to realize that this really WILL happen, on those days when I feel like I'm just sitting here waiting forEVERRR. I've started hearing a few people mention ladybugs, and I thought I would figure out what the deal is with ladybugs and Chinese adoption.
Some say it is because ladybugs are a symbol of good luck in China. Others say it is linked to Chinese adoption because it is red, and red is the good luck color of China. (There is the red thread belief, where people are tied together with a red thread and they are destined to be together- just follow the thread.)
The story I like however relates ladybugs to receiving the referral of your child. Apparently, in the 90's there was a huge surge of ladybugs in Guangzhou, China. Right after that there was a huge influx of referrals given to waiting families. Thus if you see a ladybug, it can mean your referral will come soon :)
|Ladybug love :)|
So now my lovely ladies at work are also sporting the ladybug stickers, in the hopes that we are matched quickly! Love these girls :)