Update…

8 Feb

I’m not really sure what this means for our wait time, but I was told yesterday that there are 25 people or couples ahead of us.  The wait is still projected at 6-9 months for the referral and first trip.

I’m going to send off our I-171H to get apostilled today.

Otherwise, there’s no adoption news.  This weekend, I’ll try to post some photos and just some personal thoughts on our waiting time

Heather

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One Response to “Update…”

  1. Alisa Martin February 8, 2008 at 9:15 pm #

    Hi Heather –
    We’re the couple pursuing Ethiopia & China adoptions…justed wanted to give you the low-down on our situation:
    We were LID with China though AWAA 7/07 and were given an approx wait of 22-24 mos. But this past fall China announced they would allow for concurrent adoptions (b/c the wait is so long & it isn’t going to speed up anytime soon). The concurrent process is complicated and includes a very specific time line. Families who are too far into the China-wait are not eligible for cc adoptions.
    We had to apply w/AWAA to adopt concurrently, then we had to apply with AWAAs Ethiopia program. There are no reduced rates b/c we’re pursuing 2 adoptions…everything is the same. The only area that we saved $ is with our home study. We were able to ammend our original, but still had to pay a fee.
    To my knowledge this is a special situation permitted only by China…I do not know of any other countries who permit cc adoptions – you would have to check w/AWAA.
    Our Ethiopia adoption will take about a year, and we’ll still have a 2-3 year wait for China.

    Hope this helps…feel free to contact me any time!

    Blessings to you!
    Alisa

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