Thursday, April 23, 2009

A Year and Counting....

A couple of weeks ago we hit one year that we have been officially waiting for our referral. April 9, 2008 we got word from our agency that our all of our paper work was approved and we were officially put on the waiting list. At that time we thought our wait would be between 6-9 months. How things have changed. Our year "waitiversary" has passed, and it still seems like we have a ways to go. We are number 10 on the unofficial list, however, I say 7 as there are three families ahead of us waiting for siblings. Our social worker told us we are so close to our referral, it's just a matter of time before some infants come into care and are cleared for referral. Here is a great blog post called "The Weight of the Wait" written by another "waiting" mother. Please take the time to read it as she captures the essence of the "wait" so beautifully. http://www.mindful-mama.com/blogs/thrive/archive/2009/04/17/adoption-the-weight-of-the-wait.aspx

3 comments:

foreverisamoment said...

You ARE so close. I know that is no consolation right now. I am thinking of you, and I understand how hard these days are. Keep your chin up, it IS going to happen!

foreverisamoment said...

Thinking of you this week :)

Mama 2 three said...

Wow, and I thought we waited a long time! Thinking about you, hang in there!