Wednesday, May 16, 2007

The Calm After the Storm

Okay, after taking a little while to digest the latest news, and a few discussions with our agency, I'm in a little bit better frame of mind tonight.
I think I'll still be taking a break from adoption "stuff" for a bit, but I wanted to give a brief explanation of what happened.
Our agency made the decision to move a few families that had been stuck in other regions for over a year to regions that were moving the quickest. Unfortunately for us, that meant transferring some families to our region. And since families are placed "in line" by the date of dossier submission, that meant the transferring families moved ahead of us. They say that this is a decision which they don't take lightly and very rarely make. I absolutely understand the need to help these families and would want the same consideration if we were in that situation, however it sucks for us right now. I don't agree with the policy but it is what it is and there is nothing I can do but sit back and wait.
At this point it's looking like a couple more months before we'll receive a referral. And that is okay. I'll have a wonderful, carefree summer with the boys and enjoy every minute of it.
Thank you for all of your good thoughts and prayers. The adoption community includes some of the most supportive people I've ever met. I'll still be lurking around other blogs but for now I need a breather from the craziness. I'll be back soon.


Tami said...

I'm sorry. I know it's disappointing.

jessy said...

That is rough news. I'm hoping that things will start picking up in all the regions very soon. I'm sorry for your dissapointment.

I don't think I've ever commented on your blog before. I saw it on Suzi's and then, since we are considering using your agency, I recognized you from the references page. I hope you don't mind, but I hope to follow your blog for awhile.

Adrienne and Jim said...

I understand your wanting to take a break from blogging. Hopefully, everything will start moving soon in Astrakhan so you can be closer to getting your referral.

Enjoy your summer break with the boys! It will be the last summer with just the 2 of them! :)

Christen & Frank said...

Well, that just plain old sucks. What can you do? On one hand, you wouldn't want to be the other families waiting and waiting, but you also don't want to be waiting and waiting yourself. I'm really sorry about all of that.

In the meantime, hug those boys and your hubby and try to hang in there. Like you said, at least it's summer time and you can try to enjoy the nice weather! :)

Laura said...

Gosh, that really stinks! I'm so sorry!