May referrals are out. They only did 3 days (through 1/12/06) its depressing but not surprising. China adoption forecast estimates us getting a referral on 10/17/08 now so I guess that would mean November. CCAA is really not working the month of August, I believe. There are varying accounts, of course, but I've heard from more than one source that Beijing is going to very difficult to navigate and the chinese government really doesn't want anyone traveling unless its for or related to official Olympic business. So, they'll probably be working but not everyone and not a lot, I'd imagine. So, what does that mean? I think they'll send out referrals in August just before the olympics start. Then, in september, there will be few if any referrals. That puts us at dec for referral if they were to go at about the same speed. But, I don't think its going to go at the same speed. I think it will do what its done every month for the last year or so and slow down further.
Bottom line: I don't expect a referral until 2/2009 --9 mos from now. That would be 3 yrs lid to referral for us. We'd travel in april. Yikes! When we originally logged in I expected the wait to be about 9 mos which would have been nov 2006 --we're still 9 mos away. Always have been.
32 lids to go--9 of them with no lids due to closure for CNY in 2006. Sigh.
Here are the blogs for this month including some special needs referrals. There was a referral for twin girls, very exciting!!! Congratulations to the lucky few who made it in this month!!
Where is Lilly?
Sunflowers and Ladybugs
As we wait for LilyKate
Our Journey to Georgia
Strawberry Blond??? Yes, Strawberry Blond - From China!!!
Our Expanding Family
On our way to Olivia
The following families in the SN program would like to share their news:
Our Joyful Journey
Making Room for Mallory
Journey to our son in China
Baseballs and Ballerinas
Our Journey to Sophie
Journey to China AND Vietnam