Wednesday, April 23, 2014

What Not to Say

I know as someone who has been in the process of adoption for many years we have gotten all kinds of weird, inappropriate comments.  Everything from "Wouldn't it be too different," in reference to adopting from China to "You will get pregnant once you adopt," as if adoption is a cure for infertility.  Someone posted this video on F@cebook and I thought it was amazing. Just click on the link below, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

If you wouldn't say it about a boob job...

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

For Some Fun

I added a poll to the right to add some fun to this otherwise pretty pessimistic blog.  When do you think we will get our referral?  If you participate, leave me a comment.  I'm toying with the idea of doing a draw once we have our referral for those that participate.  Don't know what I will give away yet, maybe something I've been knitting these past few weeks.

Here's some information that may help with an educated guess.  We are now two days away from a referral.  In the past 19 months there has been an average of 2.05 days of LIDs covered, not including weekends.  Including weekends the number is 2.57.  There have been six months with no referrals but the next month there were either a larger number of days covered than normal or there were two referral batches in the month.

I look forward to seeing the responses!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Ever So Close

As we inch our way closer and closer to our referral, it looks like there has been a surprise batch of referrals made that have caught many off guard, even agencies, just 17 days after the last referrals.  The latest batch covers up to December 4th.  With the way referrals have been coming out, I thought for sure it would only cover up to December 1st.  They have covered three days worth of LIDs and two days of weekend.  This now means we are two days away from a referral.

Does this mean we will get our referral in the next batch? Maybe, unless they do only one day again.  It is very surreal knowing that we will be getting our referral in the next few weeks.  I am still trying hard to not get excited.  Last year at this time no referrals were made for over two months.  I really hope that's not the case now.

I guess we should start looking at getting things organized, like baby's room, clothes, car seat and of course, choosing a name.  Let the fun begin!

Friday, March 28, 2014

One week to go

As I track the rumours that are emerging it looks like referrals have been made again. Only one day though.  That brings us to November 29th, 2006 that have been covered.  Since January, there have been eight days of referrals made.  Looks like this trend of an average of 2-3 days per month is here to stay.

For us that means we are now officially one week away from referral.  Seven days. If things don't change, I still think we will get our referral in June, potential travel in August/September.  I am still having a hard time getting excited.  After almost 8.5 years of waiting (including the year we spent paperchasing) I have a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that in a few months we may have our referral.  It's hard to wrap my head around the fact that there is a child on the other side of the world, waiting to be matched with us. Fingers crossed things stay on track.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The Countdown is On

It looks like referrals were sent out today.  Six days (four LID and two days of weekend) were covered.  No referrals were made last month and only one day was covered in January.  I think the new trend of 2-3 days of LID's being covered in the new norm.

What does this mean for us?  Well, we are now 8 LID days away (including two days of weekend).  If my guess is true where 2-3 days is the new norm, I believe we will get our referral in June, if nothing changes.  The countdown is really on.  I'm still hesitant to get excited though.  After waiting almost 7.5 years for a referral it's hard to believe it might actually be around the corner.  Only time will tell.

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Ministry Approval

It looks like we received our Ministry Approval (again) for our adoption.  Hopefully this will be the last time we have to update it.  By my calculations, if things continue the way they have been, we should receive our referral by May or June and maybe travel in August.

Here's how I figure it will be May.

In the past 13 months (January 2013-January 2014) there have been 2.84 days covered.  With 14 days left, we should get our referral in 4.9 months.

That will make our wait, 7.5 years since we were logged in and 8.5 years since we started the entire process.

All this math is hurting my head.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Out of Curiosity **UPDATE**

Is anybody still reading this blog?  Can you leave me a comment if you are?  Just debating if I should even bother to update if/when we get our referral.  By my estimation, that will most likely happen either in May or June, should things stay the same.



After writing this post, I saw on the RQ website that referrals have been made.  Only one day of referrals.  This however, does bring us to being 14 LID days away from a referral.  Only time will tell I guess.