Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Immigration Good News!

A couple of posts ago, I hinted that because our immigration approval expired in less than 6 months we may be skipped for referrals until we could renew. I mentioned that I was going to contact the agency and see what they would say, but to be honest I was afraid. Monday, my adoption friend, Jenny, emailed me to see what I found out what I heard and I couldn't take it anymore…I emailed the agency. I immediately heard back that we were fine and would be up for a referral depending on the files that were received. What a huge relief…I really should have emailed a week ago. I’m just a big chicken.

So, what does this mean? It means that the next time files are added to the list, our agency will be looking for a match for our family. It is very possible that they may not find one, but it’s also possible that they will find one and we will get a call. To make matters more secretive, we have no idea when files are added. For the past 2 months, they have been added on the 15th, which is exactly 4 weeks from each other. It is unknown whether China is adding on a 4 week basis or using the 15th to add files. If it’s the 4 week rationale, then that is this week. China had a holiday today so everything was closed. Tomorrow (actually tonight when we sleep) is the first time that files could be added. If they go on the 15th, then since it’s a weekend it may be next week. To top it off, maybe they have no rhyme or reason and it may still be weeks.

So how am I doing? For starters, I have no fingernails. I have always bitten my nails, but this rises to a new level. I am sure that I will have a hard time concentrating tomorrow through next week until we know that we have been called or that there is no way we will be called. Hopefully I can keep busy with some pretty interesting research projects that I have been saving.

Please keep us in your thoughts over the next couple of days. I keep having nightmares that for some reason we cannot accept the first referral that we have and I really hope that does not happen. On a funnier note, please send extra strength my way that I will stop shopping. I went over to our other house to move some of Baby Sissy’s things over to the new house and there are so many clothes in her closet that they will not fit in her new closet. That is what happens when (1) you have been waiting your entire life for a child that you always knew you would adopt from China, and (2) you really think your first born is a girl before the ultrasound at 20 weeks. I need to post pictures of her closet, so you will get the full effect of my illness. If she is a tomgirl, I am in big trouble!!!

1 comment:

ABM said...

Look at it this way, don't take the tags off and anything she doesn't get to wear can be baby presents for every baby girl born that you know for the rest of your life:)