Thursday, July 12, 2007

Adoption Update

I found out yesterday that there has been one referral since June for a child 18 months and younger in our region, Vlad. This is good news as that means we are one family closer to receiving our referral. While things are still moving slow, at least they are moving. It seems that there are also a lot of families waiting for court dates at this point also, but I believe they are for children mostly over the 18 month range.

I can’t believe 2 months have gone by already. Troy and I considered last Friday, July 6 as our two month mark as it was 8 weeks exactly from when our dossier was shipped to Russia, but technically, I suppose yesterday July 11 could also be considered the two month mark. Either way – we have made it past that mark!!

Please continue to pray for speedy referrals for not only us but for the children who need loving homes and for speedy court dates for the families ready to go back for their little ones.

10 comments:

JennStar said...

How exciting!!! One step closer!! And another forever family created. That's worth celebrating! I'm so glad that the accredidations are finally coming- what an answer to prayer!! God is faithful and I'm so thankful!!

MandyJo013078 said...

Rachel ...
I hope that everything goes fast for you and Troy. I picked up a little sign at shop this last weekend in St. Cloud, MN and this is what it says:
"God doesn't give us what we can handle
God helps us handle what we are given." After reading it - I realized how much it touched my heart and also how it applied to my adoption and me just taking the leap of faith. I also think it applies to the waiting. I put my little sign up in my kitchen so when I working in there I'll be reminded of how things are meant to be....
Hope you have a great day & congrats on being one step closer to your baby!
MandyJo

Debbie said...

Glad to hear you're moving up the line.

Becky and Keith said...

One step closer! :-) And don't forget "time flies when you're having fun", so have lots of fun while you're waiting! You know, like cleaning out closets! hehehehe... Thanks so much for being there for me today! You are the bestest and I hope to return the favor many times!

Patti said...

That is good news! Hopefully it will be sooner than you expected. (We are waiting for our I-171H.) It sounds like you have been keeping busy by making lists, learning Russian, and having fun. We are praying that the accredidations and referrals continue to move forward.

Carey and Norman said...

We can imagine the wait is hard once you finish the paperwork stage. Right now we're too busy to think too much about it, but I know this fall will slow down. Thank goodness for holidays. Hopefully, the beginning of the accreditation process will speed things up.

Good Luck!

Janine said...

that's great news. I hope your referral comes quickly. I've really enjoyed reading about your journey so far.

Shane & Marie said...

That is great news. I hope your referral happens soon.

Marie

Michael and Carrie said...

It's great to hear that referrals are continuing to come for Vlad! You all are moving up in the line, and that region seems to be doing very well at getting children placed! I know the wait can be hard though, and we are keeping you all in our prayers!

Allison said...

One big step closer! Every little bit counts when you're waiting:)
And I bet as soon as the summer vacations are over (late August) things will speed up dramatically. I hope it is not too much longer for you!