November 17, 2008

Adoption update

I realized the other day that I haven't done an adoption update in a while. The Ethiopian process is slowing down a little, but I still expect to have a referral by next summer. (knock on wood) As of November 15th, we have officially been waiting for four months. We have moved up a little on the "list" on our agency's forum. There seems to be about 30 families ahead of us waiting for a child in the same age range. As for China, it is pretty much at a stand still with them referring only one day's worth of referrals a week or so ago. If they kept that rate, then it would be about 10 years before we got a referral from China. I'm so glad we started the Ethiopian process...I only wish we had done it sooner.

As for Apple, she is doing great. We took her to Schaumburg last weekend and went to Medieval Times. She really enjoyed that. I think she is looking forward to experiencing the holidays, American style.


Debbie said...

I'm really behind on checking your blog but it was nice to read your adoption update. You are very close to our niece and her husband on the CHSFS wait list. I expect you'll get your referrals about the same time.