Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Here's how it is.....

We spoke w/our agency tonight and they confirmed my worst fears..........the wait is going to be VERY long. Our anticipated date of referral is to be April of 2009. (Remember our LID.....6/2/2006) I am so bummed out, I've seen all the rumors but just didn't want to come to reality with it until now. When our agency says something it's usually pretty accurate-unfortunately.
So with that being said.....many tears later I'm here to tell you that we will wait out this wait until we get out daughter - No matter how long it is! and NO we are not going to change countries. Our daughter is in China and we will wait. What's that saying....Good things come to all that wait??? Yep...We're waiting!
I keep trying to get my husband to go out and buy me cake....I need cake! Maybe some wine too (a bottle or 3)!


Krista said...

I'm waiting with ya for my Mia too. I'd come to the realization a couple months ago that I'd wait until spring '09. Anything sooner than that will be like winning the lottery. The wait sucks but what can ya do, right? Hang in there.

Shelley said...

Ah Darlin' - I'm so sorry. This is just so wrong.

But I know the day you meet your daughter will not only be the happiest day for you both ...but you'll realize that all this fricken waiting was not in vain. You will be united with the little girl who is meant to call you Mama.

Hang in there!!



amy said...

Ill be joining you!!! We were LID 4 months ago today!!

Kristen & Bryan said...

I still believe that we will receive our referrals in Jan 2009 based on my analysis. I know that this is not much different than spring '09 and this wait is very exhausting indeed. Good luck!

Tracy said...

I am so sorry that the wait has gotten so long :( It sucks. But yes, it will be worth it. Eye on the prize, right?

And yes, you deserve cake and wine for sure!


LID 11/22/05

PromiseKeepersDaughter said...

We are in it for the long haul so do not feel like your walking alone friend. I'm the known optimist and I'm holding on to Oct,08 as long as I can.

T & R McGrath said...

Oh Gina, I know that you've heard a million times that when you get your referral picture this wait doesn't seem to be so bad, I didn't believe it but when I saw Owen's picture it made this journey so worth it.

You will have the child meant for you, and remember all good things come to those who wait.

Hang in there,

Jeter's Mama said...

Oh, I can't even look, as I am only a few months ahead of you.

kris said...

You never know... you never know.. hang in there. And don't give up hope for sooner.

Mike, Hayley & Piper said...

I feel for you...this is our second adoption, so the wait is less difficult in many respects. We were the last groups to get through with 6.5 month LID to referral in 2005...shocking to know we'll have been home 2 years in October and people logged in 10 months after us still havent got their referrals! SAD.
I hope that they get through 2005 really fast and then things speed up. Still, the realisation is a hard one! The wait sucks, there's no two ways about it, it sucks big and it sucks hard!
I hope that the wait flies by and your referral arrives sooner than you think.

Lili & Robin said...

April 2009!?!?!! Son ofa @#%*! Guess I better call my agency.....I will be hanging in there with you!.....and you are right....VERY good things come who those who wait (and wait, and wait, and wait)!!! China Or Bust!


Lili & Robin said...

My agency says that April 2009 is just a speculation. No one knows for sure b/c the CCAA is not saying!! So, I am going to look at Spring 2009 as a worst case scenario and keep praying for a speed up! In the meantime, pass the cake and Wine please :)
LID =05/15/2006