Friday, January 11, 2008
The number 21
21 months logged in!

I was 21 years old when my DH and I started dating! That was one of the best and most exciting summers of my life. I would go back and relive that time in a heartbeat.

Thursday, December 13, 2007
Who would have thought?
We were 20 months logged in on Dec. 11th!

We always get the best gifts from our secret pal!

I love this book and cannot wait to read it to our little girl. I am always looking for new books about adoption and this one is perfect. I am sorry that I have not been posting photos of your gifts, it has been a crazy around here and this wait has been unbearable at times. Your gifts are always so thoughtful and I look forward to getting them.
Thank you secret pal!!!!!!
Good luck with the move!

Saturday, October 13, 2007
18 months Logged In
4 months since my last post and now we are 18 months logged in with China. Families that just received referrals waited 22 months. The CCAA just finished referring families from November 2005! Yes, I said 2005.

Sunday, June 24, 2007
Review ~ April is OUT!

Finally, April is out of review!

Everything seems to have slowed down, even the review room. Can you imagine, being in this adoption process & getting thrown out by the review room after a year of waiting already? Does this make any sense?

Jumping back on that tiny little thread that I am hanging onto . . . there it is . . . that red thread of hope, desperation and dreams.

Monday, June 11, 2007
14 months LID
We have been logged in with China for 14 months. We thought we would be home by now, but it looks like we are going to be posting # pictures for many more months to come. So depressing.

Sunday, June 10, 2007
Something Changed & not for the better!
What changed? That would be our forecast from China Adopt Forecast!
"Our best guess - a weighted average of recent CCAA velocities, guessing that CCAA will perform about as well in the future as they are performing now, but might return to previous trends: 2008-05-26"

My guess is that our referral from China will come August of 2008, which would put travel at October 2008.

Referrals were sent out and the CCAA matched up to November 7 of 2005!

Congratulations to all families that received referrals! They waited 19 agonizing months for a referral!

Still no update in the review room. The last update on the review room was at the beginning of March, so there has been no update for 3 months. Our agency has stated that April is out of review but I would like a little proof of that from CCAA. The review room has gotten just as slow as referrals. Which will make families have to redo documents b/c by the time CCAA reviews them, they are expired or about to be expired. So right now, there is no good news with China. Things have changed but not for the better.

Our secret pal sent us a great gift of CD's! We love them and plan to download them to our laptop so that we can play them at bedtime while we are in China. She sent "Bedtime with the Beatles" and "Chinese Lullabies". Thank you Secret Pal! You help to make the months go by faster and it is great to get surprise goodies in the mail!

Sunday, May 20, 2007
Long time no blog!
Sorry for the hiatus, but it has been good for me. So what has been happening!

We have surpassed the 1 year mark and cruising towards 14 months logged in on the 11th of June. Currently those that are about to receive a referral will have been waiting almost 19 months when referrals finally do come. That will put them at roughly a 20-21 month wait when they do travel. Every month the wait seems to be increasing by 1/2 a month. So for the referrals after next, the wait will probably be at 20 months.

According to China Adoption Forecast ,

Our prediction for LID 2006-04-11
Our best guess - a weighted average of recent CCAA velocities, guessing that CCAA will perform about as well in the future as they are performing now, but might return to previous trends: 2008-04-11
That's our best guess for when you might receive your referral. For completeness, we can also show the largest likely range for your referral, based on the CCAA either going as fast as it has ever gone, or as slow as it has ever gone. The CCAA probably won't do either of these things (go as fast or as slow as it has ever gone before, and stay at that speed), so your referral is very likely to come somewhere in between these dates: 2007-09-25 to 2015-01-11. We just told you these dates are a minimum and a maximum, not a likely outcome.
Since China generally sends out referrals in a batch about once per month, your referral date could easily vary +/- one month depending on whether you just get included or just get missed in a particular batch.

Our secret pal sent us a great gift! We received a great tag ball toy and a stacker toy! Thank you secret pal!

Now I need to start working on some sort of organizer for all these great toys. Any suggestions?


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