Friday, December 28, 2007

Adoption update

Just as they told us - International Adoption is unpredictable.

I just thought I'd give you a quick update. Our adoption agency has upped the estimated wait time for a referral to 6-9 months. That puts us at getting a referral anytime between early February and early May. Families who are getting referrals right now have been waiting approximately 7 months, so, we'll see how that fluctuates as we get closer to getting a referral!

They have also increased the time to travel after referral to 4-ish months, although, they did say that they are hoping/anticipating a decrease in that wait time. We'll have a LOT to do between referral and travel, so be it 3 months or 5 months we'll be busy! We are holding off on doing anything to the baby's room until we get a referral so we can make it gender specific. And I will say, it is very hard to prepare for your first child when you have no idea the age, weight, gender! So, yes, we will have much to do after we get that phone call, whenever it may be!


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Rudstroms said...

I just stumbled upon your blog and see that you are also in the process of adopting. My husband and I just adopted a little boy, Harold, from Guatemala in October. We have video of our trip and pictures of our son on our blog. The whole process was long and it seemed things kept taking longer than we expected, but it was worth it and we're so glad we chose adoption! Our hope is that more couples will consider this as an option for building a family. God bless your endeavor. --AnnMarie Rudstrom