Sunday, November 13, 2005

Ana's Referral Update

We received word from our adoption agency last week that it is apparent that referral time is lengthening because of the large volume of dossiers being received at the China Center of Adoption Affairs. Waiting families will now have an approximate 8 - 9 months wait from log-in date to referral.

We received our Log-in-date on June 20, so it now looks like it will be at least mid-February 2006 before we receive Ana's referral which will contain her photo, birthdate, and location. We will probably not travel to China until April 2006. As much as we want Ana home with us, we know that God is in control and His timing is perfect. The bright side? More time to save $ so Kris can take 4 full months off work, the weather will not be as cold in China so packing should not be quite as challenging, more time to prepare, and yes, more time to shed the holiday lbs!

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