Monday, December 12, 2005
Just waiting.... and waiting... and waiting
It seems like the closer we get to the anticipated referral date the slower things are going. Unfortunately, it is not only our imagination seeing we have the hard facts as well. CCAA has been only referring out half months. This means rather than all the dossiers that went to China in March being referred out in October, they split the month. Dossiers recieved before March 13 were referred out in October and dossiers received March 14- March 30 were referred out in November. I was hoping they would catch up but the people that got referrals in December were people with dossiers logged in from April 1- 14. So if referrals stay on that track they will refer out the second half of April in January, half of May in February and March and we will get our referral in April or May. This means we will not travel to get our daughter until June or July. We started our homestudy one year ago. This process seems like it will go on forever.
The reason for the slow down is because the CCAA are getting more dossiers and adoptive families than ever. They can only refer about 1500 children a month. The number of adoptive families that they are getting paperwork for each month exceeds that number. There is hope that if May is a smaller group the wait time will lessen but the trend does not seem in our favor.
Posted by Anne and Steve at 11:02 AM