Monday, September 22, 2008

Oh, and BTW - China, remember THAT adoption?

Just something for those of you out there involved in the China-adoption world: I have lost count of how many months we are past our LID - we are let's see....past 2 years, and some months. If our wait time were a child, we'd call them 2 years and 3 months, NOT talk of it in months anymore. Anyway, we had hoped that we'd be going to China next year to pick up Baby Magic. But oh, no. We'll be lucky to get Baby M before Minute goes to High School at this rate. Here's the most recent projection (from China Adoption Forecast)

Our prediction for LID 2006-06-15

China has 126 days of dossiers to be processed before they get to your dossier. China currently processes about 6 days of dossiers each month.

Our best guess: 2010-06-26

Since China generally sends out referrals in a batch about once per month, your referral date could easily vary +/- one month depending on whether you just get included or just get missed in a particular batch.


Alyson said...

Thank goodness you took the route of concurrently adopting in Vietnam. In terms of China, it may seem like forver, but I hope you guys can stick with it. There is a wonderful daughter who is going to benefit from your fortitude during this difficult wait. Can we hope that in the next year, something unexpected will speed things up?

Linda said...

Can you imagine two toddlers tottering across the kitchen floor? Maybe waiting an extra year will be a good thing!