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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

So here are the STATS...


I emailed our agency today with a few questions.....


It seems that there have only been 5 referrals in the last 9 months. Which means a referral about every OTHER month. There are still three families ahead of us, two asking for infants(0ne family a girl and the other family either gender) The other couple is asking for either gender 0-4 years old.


Now IF the three families go before us and the referrals follow the list, then we are looking at APRIL!@!! Did you hear that?

In case you didn't let me repeat that for you.....APRIL!!!!!!


BUT if the referrals fall out of line and families after us get a referral before us, on the third month of the new year, when the moon is in the 12th night, then it could be after that. Or if the 10th star to the right of Venus, at the second moon of Jupiter has an eclipse before the fourth night of the second quarter of 2008, then I'm going to SCREAM!!!


Okay so you get it. IT's going to be a long time, with no way to predict when this is all going to come to a glorious end!!

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ouch! That just sucks! No other way to put it. If it's going to take that long for #2, you might as well start the paperwork right now! Or maybe you'll get lucky and Jon will pop out twins!

Thinking about you!

Jan

Doris & Dan said...

That is so frustrating!!!

Hugs!

Keep smilin!

eggrolls and chopsticks said...

Just keep looking at the end of the rainbow, or the front of Jons shirt.

redmaryjanes said...

I completely understand, we're in the same boat, but ours is heading to China.

Annie said...

Argh. I want to scream for you Ann. It's so not fair. You shouldn't need to wait this long, you've waited long enough already. Or else, you deserve to be spared waiting for anything else, ever. You know, no more standing in line, the work day is over before you know it began, traffic jams disappear when you catch up to them...that sort of thing.

PromiseKeepersDaughter said...

Comfortably numb.....that's how I feel about this crazy wait...

Sarah said...

Consider a blog name change: "The Slow Boat to Taiwan." Sorry to hear about the referral slowdown.

Andy & Rebecca said...

Ann, I am PRAYING for it not to be April!!! Keep hoping and believing - and keep us posted!

Rebecca
PAP, on FFC waitlist 9/11/07
www.untilwemeetintaiwan.blogspot.com

Tisra said...

I'm stunned. And so sorry.

Tisra
waiting for referral
http://lifetrain.blogspot.com

MotherMotherOcean said...

Ann-
I am so sorry this has gone to hell. And once you have this referral. . . you have to wait to travel right?

Bloody hell.

Amy, Ryan, Aidan & Lauren said...

Good grief! You guys are going to win an award for patience, I swear. Hang in there!

rhinetiffany said...

Ann - this totally stinks! I'm hoping they get many more little ones than they expect and you get a nice surprise.

We're praying for you guys!
hang in there -
tiffany
www.youbelong.net/rhines

marina said...

I think the referrals will come in faster than that! I am so frustrated for you! It has to be sooner than that.

shelley said...

You are such a better waiter than me!!! I remember waiting for Claire, it started out a 6 month wait and the SLOWLY turned into a 13 month wait. I was crazy with anxiousness. Have a glass (or 2) of wine my friend, you deserve it.

Katie said...

I appreciated your comment regarding my Plan B post! I read your blog religiously!!! I am sending positive waves your way!!! I hope something random happens and you get a beautiful Christmas present!!
Katie

Jennifer, Billy,Samantha and Taylor said...

Ann, Go on another vacation. Or get your husband to pop one out while you are waiting. Seriously though, we are in this together. It is going to happen, just at least a year longer than we thought. When you are holding him you will laugh about this. Hang in there with me!!!

Nicole said...

There are no words for this. We have all prayed as you have prayed, we have waited along with you, and we dream of the day that you will FINALLY get that darn call. I think everyone has been aching with you but not nearly as you and Jon have. We will continue to think and pray for you guys and I think there should be one heck of a party all around the world with us all toasting at once when you do indeed get it! Whats your favorite drink????

Cole

Chairman Mom said...

Arrrrgghh!!!

I feel your pain, girl. I just emailed our agency the same question this afternoon. Haven't heard back yet. If we're with the same agency, at least you know that we are BEHIND YOU in line!! (Cold comfort, I know, but...) =>

Hang in there, sweetie,

Stacey

molly w. said...

If nothing else, i feel like this whole process is a lesson in how to be more zen about everything -- which will probably be a useful skill once we actually get our kids. It's still mighty frustrating now, though!

TaiwanMommy said...

Well, I for one, am tired of waiting. ahem.

We'll have to tell Kyra to add this to her prayer list. She's very good at praying!

THere is NOTHING that will change the fact that this waiting stinks. No platitudes that I can offer to make it better. But I again reiterate that you are more than welcome to hop a Jet Blue in to Sacramento and cuddle with your three buddies while you wait.

Did you see the hat pic where Kyra looks like you?

Love you-
Me

Tracey said...

I don't see how a BM wouldn't choose you! You are very smart and witty! I think you should have included your blog site on your "Dear BM" letter (jk).

But really, I'm praying for you to get that referral sooner rather than later.