Recently we have heard from our adoption agency, Children's Home Society & Family Services, that the referral time has lengthened. I had a strong feeling that this may be the case and so I contacted our social worker. I don't know why, but when I would tell someone that we may get our referral this winter it felt like it might be premature. Well, my instincts were correct and the wait on the "list" is at about 12 months from the time you submitted your dossier. Our dossier was submitted on April 17th....so that puts us at April for the referral and then we would travel 12-16 later. So, this summer we could be traveling to Ethiopia to be united with our daughter. I am trusting that god, the universe, is constructing this journey just as it should be to unite us with our daughter. And the more I think about it...maybe Jack will be that much easier by the time she arrives. Heres hoping! That's where things stand today...September 17th!
Oh, side note....I am headed to Chicago for an Oprah taping tomorrow! YAHOO! Can't wait... it is a Dr.Oz show on gender differences. Should be lots of fun!