We slowly crawled down the line a bit and in March, we became #45.
I hate seeing those high numbers but hey, it's progress right??
It sounds quite strange to be on a 'waiting' list to adopt when their are Millions of children out there needing familes. We didnt have to do this w/ our 1st adoption and frankly....Im sure glad we didnt have to!
Our adoption agency (WACAP) only has 2 orphanges right now (a 3rd is in the works) and that means only a certain # of beds available. As soon as 1 child leaves another child is brought in from one of the in-country orphanges.
There has been alot going on in the Ethiopian adoption world this year. There is 1 judge who signs off on all of the inter-country adoptions and she will be lowering her case load per day. If there are delays, slow downs and bottle necks in the courts over there- then it keeps the children waiting longer in their orphanges and it keep this mama waiting for a refferal!
We were expecting to get a refferal this fall and travel to Ethiopia by Christmas. It's too early to really say, but I think that we may have to re-adjust our timelines...
WACAP will not be officially changing their timeframes until the fall- it is too early to project delays but Im pretty sure we are being put back at couple months...
We just have to sit back and hold on!