Sunday, January 07, 2007

13 Months Logged in Today


My dossier for Abby has now been logged in with China for over one year! It's amazing to me all of the things that I have experienced since then. This has truly been an incredible journey. I wouldn't trade it either. The experiences (both good and bad) that I have had thus far have truly contributed to who I am and who I will be as a future Mother to Abby.

I still have no idea how much longer I will have to wait before Abby is finally in my arms. As of now the last group of lucky parents that received their referrals had waited 16 long months from their time of log in date. My wait is likely to be longer then that. We all keep hoping that the wait for referrals will finally stabilize. It's not happening so far.

Rumors say that the number of dossiers sent to China exceed the number of babies available by half. As a result of this fact the CCAA have recently announced new rules that must be followed in order to adopt a child from China. There are several but the one that Impacts me is that as of May 7th, 2007 singles will no longer be allowed to adopt a Child from China. I am very grateful that I entered the China Adoption program when I did. Many agencies have stated that those whose dossiers have already been logged in to China by the CCAA will be grandfatherd in as long as they have been logged in by May 2007. Please pray with me that this will continue to hold true.

9 comments:

Connie said...

We're gonna be okay, Jenny.

I'm glad you have 13 behind you...I really believe you are in the home stretch. Even more so, it just seems forever in this last leg of the journey.

Joannah said...

Happy #13! I'm with Connie. I think you're in the home stretch.

Krista said...

Happy 13 months! You're almost there. I wish I was where you are. I'm only halfway at almost 7 months. ... bummer.

Kristie said...

Our prayers are always with you. I saw an article in the newspaper today all about the adoption process in China and there are a lot of people out there, both in your shoes, and those who have already adopted, that are outraged by the recent changes. I am just so happy it looks like none of the new rules will affect you since you have been logged in for so long. We continue to keep vigil until Abby is home with you and the circle is complete.

Eliza2006 said...

Lucky 13! Miss Abby will be here soon. I know a few months sounds like an eternity right now, but in the grand scheme of things it's just around the corner! Hang in there. It really is worth the wait (even when they're teething and sick!).

Tiffany

Shannon S said...

We *must* get a visit in before Abby comes home. Going to the HRFCC CNY?

Ann said...

Happy 13 months!! You are so close and I can't imagine that they wouldn't grandfather you in. With all the changes in China it's understandable that you are nervous about this. But you're so close now!!! congrats

Lisa said...

Happy 13 months. You're a few weeks before us. We ARE in the home stretch. I'm pretty sure because you've already been thourgh the review room you will be grandfathered in. Anyway tie a knot when you get to end of your rope and just keep swinging.

Debbie & Kirk said...

Congratulations for making it another month through this rollercoaster ride! I agree with Joanah, your on the home stretch now!!!

Deb
(leaving Jan 28th)