Saturday, July 19, 2008

Wow....this is going to be a long journey.

Hi all. I just wanted to let you all know that we just got an email update from our adoption agency. They told us that the group of families that just got their referrals for a child from China have waited 30 months from the time their paperwork got registered in China. 30 months....and the wait time is expected to continue to go up. We aren't even registered yet so there's no telling what we should even anticipate. We've been told to have very low expectations throughout this whole process and we are trying to remember God's perfect timing....but wow, that's a long time. They have said that the CCAA (China Center for Adoptive Affairs) is trying to make changes that will help speed up the wait time but who knows what that means or what type of effect it will actually have. We're just a little discouraged right now. We knew the wait would be a long one, which is why we started when we did.....but since getting more and more into the process, we're already getting anxious for things to move along. I guess that's bound to happen. And you all know that patience is not particularly a strength of ours. Please pray for our patience....and maybe for things to speed up a little in China to get all of these little girls into loving homes.

1 comment:

  1. I feel your pain, I remember when we were in the waiting period, and every month things were getting slower, and slower. I was so desperate to have our little girl, at times it was so hard, but we just continued to encorage ourselves, by the knowledge that it would all happen in Gods perfect timing, and anything beyond that would mean it was not our child. As hard as the wait is, all the anguish melts away instantly when you hold that precious baby for the first time, knowing that she is yours. I used the time to focus on the boys, knowing that when number three came along my time would be stretched and they would get a little less one on one time from me. Sorry this is so long, you are in my prayers - Rach