When Tod and I first stared talking about adoption we expected to have our lovely daughter 9 months after we finished our paperwork. HOWEVER, the WAIT times between DTC and Metcha Day have gotten longer (and longer). This was the timeline our agency gave us today: (Which is why WE HAVE NO CLUE WHEN WE WILL BRING BABY MAGIC HOME - although you'll notice here, if we are LID in early June, we'll be matched in May. LID later in June, matched in June). And this is why I wanted to get done as fast as we could... LID is everything!
Prediction of Matches between May & October of 2006
Wait time from LID to Child Referral
Month of Match LID Estimated Wait
May 6/7 – 6/15/05 11 mos.
June 6/16 – 6/23/05 12 mos.
July 6/24 – 6/30/05 13 mos.
August 7/1 – 7/10/05 14 mos.
September 7/11 – 7/19/05 15 mos.
October 7/20 – 7/31/05 16 mos.