Well we are 1 month into Randy's new work schedule, and it has been different to say the least. Randy is exhausted to be quite blunt, and Camden and I miss him a lot. But it is only for a year, hopefully!
As far as the adoption goes, I am not really sure where we are, on Thursday we were told to expect to wait another 12 months before a referral. Yep you heard me right, another 12 months. I was ready to jump ship that day. I guess the region that we were assigned, yes they did give out a referral, but they have not given that family travel dates. I guess that region has decided that the agreement that was signed was not good enough, and now they are waiting on the DUMA, don't know if that is spelled correctly, to sign the agreement into law. Now we are talking government here people, it took the US and Russia, over a year to sign the original agreement. So we were told no referrals and no travel dates until the agreement is law. We are technically locked into this region, with not really a way out. I was afraid of this when we were originally assigned to this region. I was very skeptical that we would actually get a referral from them, followed by travel dates.
So here is the scenario, leave the agency, lose the $5,000 that we paid them, go to Agency B who said we can have a referral in about 3-4 months, Agency B is about $7,000 more than Agency A, for 1 child, and we can not afford agency B's sibling price, it is OUTRAGEOUS!!! Followed by another adoption a year or so after this one is finished. Out $12,000, plus the cost of another adoption down the road.
Or stick with this current agency, and just wait it out, get our siblings, whenever, and never mention the word adoption again. Personally I HATE both options. I am done. If I wanted to wait 4-5 years to finish an adoption, I would of applied to China. I picked Russia because they were suppose to be fast, then that horrible woman in TN did her thing. I am not sure what direction we are going. Please pray. Also, if you are local to us or family, it would really help me out if, instead of asking how the adoption is going, please just say that you are praying for us. It is just too hard to bring up the subject over and over. Also, I encourage you to check in to the blog. Don't want to be rude about it, but it just hurts to talk about it.
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