Thursday, June 05, 2008

Maybe a big batch??

Rumor has it that referrals may get through January 22nd. That's 10 days and sounds WAY too good to be true. Wouldn't it be great though??!!

I'm trying not to get my hopes up, but it's really hard not to be excited. On the Rumor Queen forum there is someone with a January 22nd LID that is saying her agency told them they should have a referral by next week. I find it strange that an agency would make these types of promises before referrals actually get here...I know my agency doesn't do this AT ALL. No way, no how.

On another note, I was flipping through my pocket calendar today and realized that I hadn't written in our LIDversaries for the rest of this year. I got to August 17th and found myself writing 30 months...that's 2.5 years! At that point my eyes filled with tears and I just couldn't go any further. Who would have ever imagined it would take this long. September through December will have to just stay blank for now.

I also wanted to mention that I got to meet a local mom, Ronda, her youngest son, and her beautiful daughter Ella yesterday for lunch. Ella has been home for six months and turned four years old while they were in China. Ronda, I really enjoyed meeting you and your little ones and hearing all about your China trip experience. Ella is such a happy and friendly little girl and I can tell that she's a perfect fit for your family. I don't know how China does it, but they always seem to get it just right.

Well, everyone...keep those fingers and toes crossed for that 10 day referral batch. It's just the thing we need to lift our spirits right now.


Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

This month's batch is going to go through the 22nd...I said this about 2 1/2 weeks ago.. and it is starting to come true.
I am excited..
Sounds like you had a wonderful time with Ronda and her family..
Have a Great Weekend..
Have you done anymore on Lauren's room???

Kayce said...

I am trying so hard not to get excited, but o gosh! I just wish the batch would get here!!!

Lindsay said...

It really does sound as if it is finally a good batch. I really hope for all you waiting parents - and especially you guys - that it is!

Anonymous said...

I stumbled across your blog a month ago and wanted you to know I check in now and again hoping to see your baby in your arms. I know it will happen for you!

Hubby and I just completed an adoption, this time we adopted through the state-Texas that is. We are now parents of two girls ages 10 months and 2 years old. We applied for foster to adopt so the total process was fourteen months. Next we would like to try China so I am very interested in your journey.

Best of luck to you!

Elise said...

Wouldn't that be just the best...more than a week to cross off your calender!

Cora said...

Keeping my fingers crossed to for that 10 day batch. We all need it!

OziMum said...

Wouldn't it be fabulous to mark another 10 days off your sidebar calendar?!! You'd be LESS THAN A MONTH away! (in logged in days, of course, not months til you actually receive your referral:(

I also wanted to add, that your Mum is gorgeous. She always leaves me the loveliest comments on my blog!

Alyson & Ford said...

We don't have anything left to cross! :)

I hope we get confirmation SOON on the cutoff. Off the record (not by our agency) I've been told the 22nd is the magic number. I wouldn't be surprised to see RQ move it to R4 or R5 sometime today!

OH MY #6 said...

fingers and toes!


AJ's Mama said...

Wow! 10 days would be almost 1/3 of the days until your LID!!! I am so excited for you! I am getting all teary just thinking about it! I will be haunting your blog waiting to see how many days they really get through! Hopefully it is just the beginning of a trend of really batches for the next several months!


Kelly & Sindy said...

Pulling for you Donna, Joe, and
Linda. 10-days would be AMAZING!!!

Have a great weekend!!!


Krista and Darrell said...

I am sure hoping that referrals are to the 22nd. We need some good news. It's still aways from our LID but it sure would be good progress. Here's hoping for a big batch. Krista

Made in China said...

I really hope it is the 22nd. I have so many bloggy friends who deserve some good news!!!!!!!

Alyson & Ford said...

I am predicting October referral for you - so close! It has been a long wait!
Happy dreaming for your daughter!

Alyson LID 01/27/06

Lili said...

10 day batch would be AWESOME!!! fingers crossed.

Heather said...

I say this rumor, too! I hope its true. It sounds like we'll know one way or another next week when this batch is expected to arrive!

Carol said...

crossing wonderful 10 days after so long!!

Shelley said...

Wouldn't THAT be nice. Crossing as I type. :)


Ronda said...

Hoping those rumors are true-that would be awesome...keeping the fingers crossed. I enjoyed meeting you the other day-you are so sweet and are going to be an incredible mom.