Hello family and friends. Last night we spoke with our Social Worker who informed us that our wait could still be another 20 months away from receiving a referal for Mia.
Let me explain this...right now it is taking China approx 4 months to refer out 1 months worth of LIDs (that is log in dates) The last LID date to be referred was January 25, 2006.....we are the date of LID June 2, 2006. That is roughly 4.75 months away from the current referral date sooooooooooo lets just make it 5 for easy math....5 months until our LID x the 4 months it takes to process 1 month =20 months.
OK so why so long? you ask...... there are many, many, many people that have their paperwork in China awaiting a little child. 30 days a month of LID's does not mean 30 people it could mean literally thousands of people are being processed. How many thousands we don' t know. I will tell you that the waiting list for a NSN (Non special needs child) has been getting shorter as many people decide to either change to a SN list (special needs child) or just stop their adoption all together.
With all of that said, YES we are still on our path to adopt Mia....nothing is going to make us change our minds. I hope this explains the wait a little easier for all of our friends and family.
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