Monday, December 01, 2008

"8+ months"

I was told "8+ months" for referrals today. I have nothing to say...

10 comments:

D Dae said...

Yup, and expect it to be even longer once you get there. Honestly these timelines are HORRIBLE and they only get longer and longer. We are at 7+ months and I honestly do not think we will hear anything until after 8 months. The wait just gets longer and longer... its one of the only things you can count on during this insane rollercoaster.

The good news is that it will happen... we just need to hang on to that.

Rana said...

Oh Laura! I know how hard it is when they tell you timelines are extended...it always seems that just as you are getting there the timelines increase.

Sending you a hug,

Rana

Tammy said...

This really makes me sick to my stomach...I'm counting on 8 months (end of April)...if it is anything more I'll probably be stuck in court closures...yuck. I don't think I could handle that.

I don't get it! Why does it keep increasing as time goes on?

Sarah Rodgerson said...

Isn't it awful? Why do the timelines keep increasing? I know when we first started, everyone was saying that Imagine was much quicker for referrals than CAFAC - it won't be that way for long at the rate it is increasing. 5 months was a happy place for me, because at that point I was naive enough to think it was happening at 6 months. You are further ahead than I was by at least recognizing the wait. At 7.5 mths, I am feeling the pain right along with you....hang in there!

supermommy said...

oh crap...that just bites.

Jenny

Melissa said...

That's what they're saying alright. I figure by the time I get there, it'll be more like 10, but truth be told, I'm not sure how much of a difference it'll make for me, because I think unless some sort of miracle happens and I get some ridiculously early referral, I'm going to be caught in court closures. It sucks though. For sure. I wanted my kids to be about 3 years apart when I started this, and now I'll be lucky if it's less than 4. Poo.

Janice said...

UGH!!

The Warren Family said...

How depressing )-:
I feel like every month that passes they add an extra month to the wait.. are we really getting anywhere I can't help but wonder?

Ramona said...

Time lines are discouraging. I so wish we could be guaranteed that by such and such a month, we'll have our referral... But nope, each time we think we are getting closer, guesstimate timelines seems to move just out of reach again! One day we will all be there- at the top of the waiting list and within what the timelines are saying and we WILL get the call!!!
Hang in there. You are no where near alone in this journey!
Ramona

Anonymous said...

I can feel your pain whilst waiting however spare a thought for the Australian system. Our files sit for over 2 years in Ethiopia and that doesn't count the process we go through here - anywhere from 1 to 3 year wait before our file is sent to Ethiopia.

We would give anything for your American system to be waiting for less than a year. It took us nearly four years from our first meeting until we held our daughter.