Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Adoption Blog...and some more griping.

Here's a link to an interesting adoption blog. There are several different categories to choose from and follow. We have friends who should be meeting their new 11 year-old son in China today posting in the Adopting a Sibling section. Can't wait to see pics! Heck, I can't wait to meet him!

Looks like referrals are finally trickling in and dossiers were matched with munchkins up until the 27th? of September. At this rate, it will still be another year before we see Meili's face. I've been trying to 'suck it up' and accept the fact that taking about 2 months to get through 1 month's worth of dossiers is the new normal for China.

Based on recent reports from CCAA that the ratio of adoptive applicants to paper ready babies is 2:1 and not seeing anything concrete to make me believe that they have any plan or desire to make any more babies become eligible for international adoption, I think that we won't see any improvements in the referral timeframes for quite some time. I think that there are plenty of families that have 'jumped ship' from the China program but I think that a majority of them probably had LIDs after ours. I also think that families who are just now logging in will see things get much worse but, if they stick with it, will be pleasantly surprised to see a speed up that will affect them. Just my buck and two cents...

My goal for 2007-stay so busy that I don't have time to obsess about the wait!!! I need to pack up my office to prepare for a closet installation. Once that's done, I'm going to finish scanning in pics of my kids that were born B.D.C. (before digital cameras) and make their baby videos. Oh yeah, and there's that darn 100 good wishes quilt...I think I'll have plenty to do.

2 comments:

Lisa & Jeff said...

This last disappointing batch really hit me hard. I think it was because we just made it thru a difficult Christmas without Ava and I'm scared to death we will have a repeat next Christmas. I agree....Must. Keep. Busy.

Christie said...

Excellent goal.. stay busy because we're right there with ya - this wait just keeps on getting longer and longer. We think to ourselves "if you had told us this would be the case, I don't think we would have ever started the chase" - but then where would that leave our little sweetie? The hubby and I predict April 08 before we even see Keira's little face - but heck, who are we kidding, by then she'll be seven or eight...

hugs,
christie