This is our story....of love, life, and adoption

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Six months and waiting...


Wow, it's been six months that we have been on the waiting list. I must admit that it is starting to go a little faster now. I'm done with the downslide of fear and am feeling much better. If you're wondering, the symbol to your left is the Chinese symbol for six. When we started the adoption the wait was six to twelve months for a referral so this month is a bittersweet accomplishment. Today would have been the minimum wait time, but alas things are always changing in the adoption world. But, we can't focus on that right now. Things change, another hill to climb. Jon and I are fortunate that we have such a strong marriage. No hill is too high, no problem too big, and no obstacle insurmountable. Together we will forge through the next several months. Now the minimum wait is 9 months so that takes us to December. We'll get there. The average is looking like 12 months, but we'll face that next year. Next year, wow, that's not too far off. There have been two families with our adoption agency that have received their referrals. I'm so excited for them. They've waited a long time. But, for us that means two couples off that waiting list. Two families closer to our child. Check them out here and here. When I was checking one families blog I was squealing in excitement for them, my sil was sitting next to me thinking that WE had rec'd our referral. But that's okay. We're six months down and not too long to go...We can feel it!!

5 comments:

Connie said...

Cute baby pics. Isn't it amazing how excited we get for others on this journey? I love that. The adoption world smiles with you and hugs you when you're down.

You've got a great 'wait' attitude!

malou said...

Ann, I felt so happy for those two couples who got their call for the adoption. I wish that you and Jon will get that call very soon. The 2 babies were so cute!

NikkiNix said...

Wow... I am so excited for you guys :) At the same time, I admire your patience.

jeneflower said...

I remember my six month wait mark. It was very hard. It was the hardest week for me for some reason, but we got passed it and moved on and we are getting closer every day!

Tammy said...

Glad you're feeling better. 6 months down - congratulations!!! Here's to good news coming quickly.

At least the holidays will be coming before we know it and that should make time go a bit faster.