Monday, November 30, 2009

Sixteen!!!

Well, I finally have some adoption news to report. I found out today that I am number 49 on the overall waitlist and 16 people are ahead of me with overlapping or similar child requests. Just to recap we are open to a little boy ages 0-36 months.
Out of that 16 people some are open to the same request as us but others will accept a boy or a girl and some will only accept under 12, 18 or 24 months. So, it still really doesn't mean much. However, in this process I will take what info I can get.
If you look on the right side of my blog my ticker says we have been officially waiting for two months today and my agency quotes a 1-10 month wait which is really broad so it doesn't really help. Someone from my agency posted that our agency told her they are giving referrals to mid June/July waiters now. That means they have waited around 4-5 months. Ideally, I am hoping that we receive a referral in enough time to get through court before they close for rainy season (typically Aug.- Oct.). But, I am trying to just relax and be patient. I would rather be pleasantly surprised than devastated. And, I have been stalking peoples blogs that were going through this process since summer of '07 so you can bet that I know how fast things can change in international adoption.
But, today I am happy to be lucky number 16!!!

4 comments:

Julie said...

Movin' on up!!!

Calmil2 said...

I am so excited for you!!! That is much less than us, so sadly I don't think we will travel together :( But I know you will give me the "scoop" when you get back. We have 25-30 families ahead of us...it's going to be a long wait!!!

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Zoe said...

Congrats, Amber! How did you find that out, btw? I'm curious to know our place in line, too, even though I know it doesn't mean too much. On Friday, we will have been waiting one month :-) Hope you're well and had a happy Thanksgiving!