Monday, October 15, 2007


It seems the closer we get, the more I feel that our lives are on hold.

With referrals finally getting through November 2005, there are only two and a half months worth of files in China until they get to ours. Back when we started this process that would have seemed like a lifetime, but with the amount of time we have already waited that seems like no time at all.

The only problem is this doesn't mean we'll have our referral in two and half months. It could actually be anywhere from 3 months to 10 months or beyond, depending on how fast or slow the CCAA decides to go.

Not knowing how much longer we have to wait to finally be parents is really getting to me lately. I feel like I can't plan anything beyond a couple of months from now, because I know that once we get really close (like going to be in the next batch) I won't be able to focus on anything but the adoption.

If we only knew WHEN, life would be SO much home and at work! What a difference that would make to my stress level.


Dawn and Dale said...

WOW!! Crazy to think you are only 2 1/2 mths worth of LID's away!!! Seems like it should be just around the corner for you...but knowing that this last month took 6 mths to get through...seems to damper things for us hey??!!

I soooo hope it speeds up!!

I think of you often!!! Everytime I click on my blog!! lol ;)



Alyson & Ford said...

These really are tough times. For what it's worth - just know we right there with you. Every step of the way...


Doris & Dan said...

That is the magical word. "When?"

It is hard and frustrating. Life has been on hold for so long now. I am just tired of it all.

Keep smilin!

Catherine said...

((hugs)) friend! This wait is T-O-U-G-H!! Livin' in a time warp and ready to go normal speed!

2 1/2 months. You're going to get there and we'll all be here to celebrate with you!!

Krista and Darrell said...

Hello! Thanks for visiting my blog. It's hard to believe we've been in this process for over 2 years. I'm so glad that they are finally through Nov. 2005. Not knowing how long it will take until they get to us in so hard. Hopefully you will not have to wait to much longer. I'm hoping for a speed up. It never hurts to hope. Your friend in the wait,

sooze66 said...

Hang in there! Someday at 2:00am with a crying munchkin in your arms this will all be a distant memory!

Shelley said...

I know you're in pain Donna. Keep your eye on that future with your baby daughter. Hugs!


Anonymous said...

I stop in now and then on your blog because we are LID 2/15/06 and my husbands family lives in Chandler, Arizona. We live in Cheshire, CT. They live in Clemente Ranch and we visit them often. I understand your stress with the unknown. Everyday feels like we are a day furthar away rather than closer to a referal. We don't have a blog set up, but maybe we will when we get a little closer. Hopefully we will meet in China. My email is