Thursday, December 22, 2005


I just got an e-mail from our agency saying that the CCAA (Chinese Center for Adoption Affairs) has confirmed they are extending the wait time for families by assigning referrals for only half a month at a time. The families getting referrals this month have LID's (log-in dates) up to April 14th. The second half of April won't get their referrals until January!

Based on this, my agency is predicting that the average family's wait from LID to referral could be 8 - 9 months. When we started this process, the wait time from LID to referral was 6 - 7 months. We probably won't be DTC until late January, then hopefully LID by late February or early March. This means that now we won't get our referral until late October or late November and traveling in December or January!!!!

OH MY GOD...I really had my heart set on having Lauren home by next Christmas. This was supposed to be our last Christmas without our child. This morning I was just happily waiting for our I-171H, and now I'm totally bummed out!

My agency's e-mail goes on to also say that because of the influx of families applying to adopt, the CCAA will be raising their standards and scrutinizing the applicant families much more closely (like we haven't been poked and prodded enough with everything we've gone through to get to this point)!

I'm just really bummed out right now! :(


Anonymous said...

My heart aches for you. Waiting is so hard and the fact that the "rules" are allowed to change and time lines are out of your control....very frustrating and extremely emotional. I beleive in my heart that you will get the perfect little girl, the daughter who is to be Lauren Elizabeth. May tomorrow be a better day.
Caring hugs to you,
Linda Marie

Ava Baby said...

I feel your pain. I, too, received this message from AHH and didn't like it any better than you. This news definitely put a damper on the holiday. But, chin up. As I'm sure you've been told upteen times (I know this because I've been told this upteen times), stop stressing over things that are out of your control. We'll each get our daughter when it's meant to be.
Hugs. Michele