Thursday, May 29, 2008

Which is worse...?

I don't know which is worse - waiting for a referral or the waiting to start waiting! It seems like it is taking forever to get our file to Ethiopia, we can't even officially start counting yet - we signed our homestudy at the beginning of May and it has not even been sent to KidsLink/Imagine yet!

Another question? I have been surfing around a number of Ethiopian adoption blogs (Canadian) and am amazed at the varying referral times. In fact, just doing a quick tally, this is what I have found, from the time the Dossier arrived in Ethiopia to the time of referral: 2 months, 1 month, 10 months, 4 months, 8 months - and this is for single and/or siblings. Then, for families still waiting for their referrals, it seems to be taking even longer, for example, according to some family timelines they are still waiting for their referral after 4 months, 9 months, 5 months, and 6 months. And I have not even gotten into the varying time from referral to travel - anywhere from 4 to 10 months. KidsLink/Imagine is currently giving us a timeline of 2-4 months for an infant either sex referral (which we requested). Are we naive to think that this timeline provided is accurate?

1 comment:

Karen said...

Our homestudy (first edition) was signed Jan.21. Long story... but our file finally landed in Ethiopia on May 10. So far, for me anyway, the "waiting for referral" has been much easier than "waiting to wait."

Karen (in Sask ~ with family in Manitoba).