If you all could keep us and our adoption in your prayers it would be greatly appreciated. I spoke to our agency yesterday and while yes we are number 9 in line for those waiting for a girl that are not assigned a region, what I didn't know is that the three families that are assigned to regions have been waiting for two years for their referrals! They told me that we MIGHT get our referral by May 2012. If Russia stays the way that it is. Initially we were told in January 2010 that it would be 12-18 months to finish from Dossier submission date.
If we switched to a boy we could have our referral in the next 6 months.
From the beginning I didn't care what gender of child that we got, so I was open to this suggestion. My partner in crime is not though, he really wants a daughter and if we were able to get pregnant again after the adoption we can't guarantee what we would get. I have called other agencies and they are ALL quoting 15-24 months for a girl. FRUSTRATING!!!!!!!
We are NOT giving up on our adoption, but never in my wildest dreams did I think that this could become a 3 year process. We started January 28th, 2010, DTR (dossier to Russia) May 6th, 2010. If we got our referral in May of 2012, then home for 3 months for court it would be September-October before we came home. Camden would be 4 years old. I don't want to make him wait that long to become a big brother.
If you could either 1. pray for peace for me, because I just want to cry right now, or 2. the agreement is signed and things really pick up in Russia. I don't know if I can wait that long. I know that there are people out there who have it worse than me, I already have a child, but my heart breaks for the child we are meant to have over in Russia. I want them to experience the love that we can give them. I appreciate your prayers. If you don't hear from me for a while, don't worry, just needing time to think.
Christmas came early.
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