Wednesday, September 26, 2007

10 months in and a long, long month




It's been 10 months since our dossier has been officially in China. In many ways the time has slowly crawled along. If you follow the world of China adoption there has been some interesting developments concerning an agency here in the U.S. getting preferential treatment with CCAA. Their clients have been getting referrals before folks in line and are basically cutting in the line. I have no words other than I am thoroughly disgusted. The reasons why Dan and I went with the China program to begin with were that it was transparent, stable, predictable and seemed to be ethical. Things seem to have changed a bit. It will be interesting to see how this whole situation pans out and if it affects the China program. I have always been a huge supporter of this program and I just don't know what to say right now. Over a year ago Dan and I sat with our social worker during some of the counseling for the home study and I stated that adoption isn't for the faint of heart...it's one of the most difficult things I have ever done and I've had more than a lifetime's worth of "growing" experiences, both good and not so good. You have to want this more than ANYTHING you've ever wanted in your entire life. Our daughter is in China and we will wait for her however long it may take. :)

3 kind words:

Story of our Life said...

((((HUGS)))) Gail and Dan. I've been thinking of you the last few days as I read some of what you just wrote on your blog on another blog. Because we are not adopting from China I don't understandthe entire proccess. However, you have helped me quite abit to understand how things move along. I'm so sorry that this has to be such a test of patience and everything else. Hang in there!! Your princess will come home. ((HUGS)))

Angie said...

Happy 10 Months! I don't know about you but all of these milestones are becoming increasingly bittersweet. I am so happy to have made it this far but sometimes it feels like it is all for nothing. I know once our daughters are home, I won't feel that way but right now it is hard not to.
As far as that other agency thing goes...I have no words. What is going on with that???

Wendy said...

It's so dissapointing to hear something like this. I hope it's resolved soon because it's just not right for them to do something like this.

Happy 10 months!

 
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