"Adopting a Child won't change the world; but for that Child the world will change."

Friday, 4 July 2008

Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July to my American contingent!



Enjoy your wonderful warm weather!!! And your freedom!





PS Early reports are estimating a 25th Jan cut off. C.c.A.@ allocated 5 days this month. Not terribly thrilled... but too busy to give it too much thought. OK, enough thought to estimate that if they continue to allocate 5 days, we're still 6 months off. 28 logged in days til our date ~ which is kind of freaky, as we're up to 28 logged in months at the moment! I've always said "2" is our number. (Approved 21/11/2005, DTC 2/2/06, LID 22/2/06) 2/12 suits me better than 2/2!!
Here in Aust. we get a "baby bonus" when we have babies. Recently the Govt approved adopting families for the same bonus (don't get me started on why they excluded them initially), it's a whopping $5k! But due to the recent change in Govt, the new tossbags have decided to "means test" the bonus as of 1/1/09. I've got everything crossed, that we do see Mini before Christmas. For all the obvious reasons (duh! the sooner the better!) but now there's $5k at stake!!!

5 comments:

Briana's Mom said...

Gosh I hope you see your sweet Mini's face before the end of the year - for several reasons! :) My fingers and toes are crossed for you!

LaLa said...

Thanks for the well wishes : )

I hope you see her SOON!!!!

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Umm... wonder if I can get it... well, I have heard all about this through an Aussie Expat (Yahoo Group) who are adopting and they say you have to be in Australia for 13 weeks with getting the child initially to qualify... guess that counts me out... so, in that case... all fingers and toes crossed for ya... still... I think 13 weeks at home for me sounds heavenly - I am ready for another trip back.. take care

Janet said...

Baby bonuses? I'd be one rich mama! Then I could come and visit you and your lovely city!

Liene said...

I'm so not happy about the rumors of a Jan 25th cut-off. This is so wrong and I have an LID in December!!!!

I so hope that they finish February by the end of the year.