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!