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Thursday, 10 May 2007

Forecast

I must be mad... I hit the link to the China Adoption Forecast. Expecting some hideous date, in 2008, I was surprised, that it speculated that I might receive a referral by 30 Dec 2007. I must say, I was rather chooffed! Last year, I think it was around October, I did the forecast thing, and it said Oct 2007. So I made my own prediction of late Sept 2007. I still think it's do-able. Reasonable? Probably not!!!

H asked me today, "When's Mini coming?". I answered "I don't know, probably not until next year. After Christmas." He thought for a minute, "But you said after my birthday" (October). "How come she's taking so long?" Ahhhh... Sweetheart, if I only knew?! Poor little fella, I've been telling him different dates for ages now. When our file was logged, it was "Near Christmas time" (Dec 2006). Then it was "After Bali" (Feb 2007). Then it was "After your birthday" (Oct 2007)... now I just say, "Next year... I really don't know! Whenever China decided to give us our little girl?"!

It's kind of funny, one of our reasons for choosing China (among about 20 other reasons!), was that it was "stable and predictable"... the words of our agency! HA! Big-fat HA!

I have to keep reminding myself, we are in the middle of an "International Adoption" - Anything can happen!

13 comments:

C.J. said...

I gave up trying to figure it out and am hanging onto my April 2008 feeling actually meaning something.

Funny, I am LID 2 days later and 'the forecast' puts me in 2008.

Colleen said...

I agree with Connie - don't try to figure it out - it will give you a migrane....but know that I am a product of it HAPPENING....after 18 months. I know the wait may get longer, but OMG I so swear it is worth it.

Melissa said...

I swear to you, I just sent a email to a friend and I said, "and to think, we chose China becasue it was soooo stable...."
weird.
It's hard how the big brothers and sisters just don't understand why their sisters are taking so long.

Doris & Dan said...

Same reasoning here...stable, yada yadda yadda.

I caved and checked it out. It gave me a date of March 08. 24 months as I have been training myself to adjust to & accept.

Keep smilin!

L & J said...

They put me at end of January, 2008. A couple months ago, I think it predicted November. That 2 day batch really killed us! Kids just don't understand why it's taking so long...I'm with them.

Stacy said...

I can't imagine how hard it must be for the little ones. They have such a hard time with timelines as it is. This wait must be even more endless for them.

It would be wonderful if you could get a referral by the end of this year. Just wonderful.

Lisa and Doug said...

Yep - I picked China because it was "stable" too! Whatever!

It is so hard for kids to understand why it is taking so long. Heck, it is hard for adults to understand!

kris said...

Dang forecast was calling for RAIN RAIN RAIN and all we got was clouds... so I woke up to the stench of fires and smoke again. I can't even trust the local weather person, much less the China adoption forecast! hehe.

PromiseKeepersDaughter said...

I did the same thing and I got Jan o9. I don't rely on this information but it gives me a little idea and I feel it's better than nothing. I'm hoping that if Jan and Feb 06 were smaller months that they will zip threw them quickly.

Lindsey said...

We also picked China because of the "stable & predictable" reason, and obviously neither one turned out to be true =( but trust me, like Colleen said, it WILL happen and when it does and you see YOUR beautiful girl's face, the wait will mean nothing, because in the end you will have the baby that was meant for you! =)

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Made in China said...

Even though we may be next, we just don't know for sure. The wait has been hard, but not being able to predict how long has been much harder. I sure hope they spped up soon!!

rubyiscoming said...

Tarot cards anyone? I'm looking for "signs" about our referral date anywhere and everywhere.....although, truthfully, I am resigned to a 2008 referral for our 2/17/06....and Connie might be right, too :(