Thursday, April 5, 2007
One Step Forward, Two Steps Back
Just as I was starting to allow myself to feel a little bit excited about this adoption we got some disappointing news. We're still #2 in line so that is good. [Some other families with our agency have been transferring to our region since other regions aren't progressing as quickly as Astrakhan. I was scared we were going to be bumped back again, but our coordinator assures us that no one should be able to jump ahead of us at this point. One less thing to worry about.] So I've been assuming (yes, I know, my first mistake right there) that we would possibly hear something by the beginning/mid-May, with travel following by end of May or early June. No such luck. Turns out that the MOE in our region is taking a "holiday" for the entire month of May, so no travel invites for the month. (The MOE is the Ministry of Education; she actually gives out the referrals.) This means that we will probably not even hear any news until mid-June and travel would hopefully be end of June/beginning of July. I completely realize that this is still not a long time to wait and many other families have been waiting much longer than us. I am absolutely fine with traveling whenever we get the call. Please don't think I'm whining about that. It's just that I had started to get excited about this whole thing (which is pretty unusual; I tend to be very cautious by nature) and now that anticipation has been yanked away, once again. Sometimes the adoption process just sucks!