Adoption Update: The Wait Continues. . .

Posted: May 31, 2008 in Adoption, FFC, Taiwan
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I thought it may be time for an adoption update, since I have not posted about our adoption recently. We have been on our agency’s waiting list for about eight months now. The original estimate we were given was 12-18 months. From what we have heard, our agency had four referrals in May – this is terrific news. I think that these are the first referrals that have been given since January. When we started our adoption journey, we were told there were 2-4 referrals a month from Taiwan for our agency, so things seem to have really slowed down this year. One family that has already been waiting a year has been told it could be another six months until they are matched with a child. I have not been able to get an updated estimate from our agency, but I think that means the earliest we may be matched with a child is early next year . I am hopeful that there will be more referrals in the coming months, and families who have already been waiting so long will hear good news soon. Several families have traveled recently to pick up their children and from the looks of the orphanage, it is far from empty. Pray for the young women in Taiwan who may be just learning that they are pregnant and are confused about what they should do. Pray that they would choose life for their little one and consider placing their child for adoption.

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Comments
  1. Tisra says:

    Um, yeah… I’m one of those waiting families. FEC didn’t tell me 6 more months, though. They extended my wait from 12-14 mo. (original) to 14-17 mo. But, they are only guessing so Eric and I try to remain flexible. We’re at 13 months now and have not been told that we are in the 90 day range. I can’t wait to hear about more referrals, though. Just trusting God that His timing is perfect and our daughter will join us in perfect time!

    Tisra
    waiting for our fourth child, a girl

  2. kim kim says:

    I am not going to pray that a pregnant woman chooses adoption. What a horrible thing to ask someone to do.

  3. Cindy says:

    kim kim,

    Thanks for reading our blog. From reading yours, sounds like you have had some difficult experiences. Hope you will continue to read our blog even if we have different perspectives.

    Cindy and Dave

  4. nothingfancy1 says:

    Thinking of you. I know that the journey is long and difficult, but the reward so sweet. Hoping your wait is over soon and you are united with your child.

  5. Judy says:

    I was thinking about you today and wanted to drop you a line. Your baby is waiting for you, you may not know it yet, but he/she is there just for you. Eric was waiting for us and he is the baby made just for us!

  6. Nancy says:

    Sorry to see you’re the victim of a Kim Kim drive by. Good luck with your future adoption!

  7. Marie says:

    LMAO! A KimKim drive by! Priceless! That is truly what they are, aren’t they?
    Nancy, you just made my night. 🙂

  8. Michelle says:

    Ewwww, ouch…”Kim Kim drive by”. Wow. A lot could be learned from Kim, really! An open mind, some understanding, mixed with compassion does a person a lof of good. Think before writing such hurtful, selfish things…if not for yourself but for the sake of your adopted child.

  9. rixgal says:

    Blessings on you and your child who is in your heart, but far from home.
    ~Linda

  10. Marie says:

    Michelle,
    Have you actually ever read some of the stuff Kim writes on people’s blogs? Her comments can be extremely nasty and hurtful, too.
    Compassion and understanding is a two way street.

  11. Monette says:

    Cindy,
    I am a newbie to all trying to find my forever child. So I truly appreciate people bloggin and sharing their experiences. I understand what you meant in this blog even if some others took offense.

    Judy C. told me you are in VA and I am too. I am just starting to look for an agency.

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