Thursday, January 10, 2008

No words anymore

(hope)


There's a lot of sadness right now in the world of China adoption. And it's not really because the little box on CCAA's site closed...it's because if insane sounding rumors are trickling in, that talk of lengthening wait times to referral. I can hardly press the number keys on my keyboard...2011, 2012 possibly for our late Nov. 06 LID. My heart aches. This past summer I cried endlessly about this wait when I started to realize what was truly happening with adoption from China. This adoption program has gone from one of predictability and transparency to one of uncertainty and endless waiting. No one knows what is going on---other than we are on some out of control rollercoaster and we don't know when we'll be able to get off the ride. The only glimmer of hope that I still have and that keeps me still going is that CCAA has publicly said that things are slowing down, but if we are patient we will get a referral. I honestly don't know what to say anymore when people ask me about the wait. Because I have no words.

8 kind words:

Mob said...

Thats a tough one. The only glimmer that I could imagine is if you hang in there and a bunch of other people don't, well then you'll be there quicker.

Brandi said...

2011, 2012...We did NOT sign up for this. I knew all along that wait times were going up...that they'd surpass the 10-14 months we were told...but I NEVER expected 5 years! None of us did!

I'm trying to keep the faith! But, it's getting harder & harder every day.

redmaryjanes said...

We don't know what to say either. And the CCAA is saying things that conflict each other monthly. I guess the only thing we do know is that it's going to be slow going for a while.

Ashley said...

Sending you lots of hugs, Gail.

Mark & Terri said...

The wait is tough and I don't have the words to describe it either. Hang in there.

Angie said...

This is so hard, Gail. As I know you read on my blog, I have had a very difficult week with all of this. I can certainly understand where people are getting to a point where they are dropping out. That is not an option for us but I can understand the people who can't take it and need to move on.
Hang in there! Big hugs to you today!

Kathleen Coyle Jursa said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your frustration. How difficult, please know we are praying for you to have all the strength you need to get through this. Love to you

Gail said...

I hear you. I feel it too.
When I was logged in the wait was 8-10 months. No where was there a hint of the wait getting this long.
All I can say is hang in there.
The lack of info and secrecy on the future of China adoption is frustrating and very scary.
As one friend said to me recently..."tie a knot in that rope and keep on swinging"... and so I pass this onto you.
Just keep on swinging.

 
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