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Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Comment

This comment was left on my blog yesterday:
Hi This is Rocío from Spain. I dont know if I can help you or not but what i do know is that in Spain many families are frustating like you. The reason is that it has been a mistake in the addreses of the referals. English referals went to Spain and Spanish referals to England. what did they do with them? England and Spain sent them back to ¨China. Now families ( not all of them only some) are still waiting to get the referals. Sorry for my english.

Maybe our file went to Spain too?!! I've never been to Spain... now I can say I've been to Spain, on paper?!!!

Ahhh... I crack myself up.... if I don't laugh, I'm going to friggin' weep.

**EDIT AT 646PM** No News. You're all very sweet! And there was definitely a resounding "What's your agency saying"... well here in Australia, our Govt Agency has "protocol" that prevents them from even telling if the files are here (apparently!) Drives us all crazy, but I've emailed, and I get the same answer "We'll ring, approx 24 hours after your file is translated and Govt Approved". So - after a busy work day today - I've decided that we've all been couped up in the house, waiting for a telephone call, long enough - and we'll either hit the beach, or the pool tomorrow! Yay!! I'm sorry... our life has been put on hold, long enough... I'm taking my kids out for some FUN!!

If you're not following Shannon in China... you should!!! Ellie is such a honey!!

20 comments:

Jodie Ho-Ho said...

Hola! Something crazy like that must have happened! Won't your agency tell you anything? This is just not fair! Your family has waited so long and now.....????? It's got to be SOON though!!

a Tonggu Momma said...

Ack! Hugs to you. And possibly a martini, too.

Tami said...

Geez! What's your agency saying? Hugs to you.

Pug Mama said...

what I want to know is what the heck your agency is saying to you???
I would be calling them like crazy - THEY WORK FOR YOU!!!! Not the other way around.
I would call them and DEMAND to know what is happening, they have to know SOMETHING.

sandra said...

Wow, that is something. What is your agency saying about this?
Now I have the line "Well I've never been to Spain, but I kinda like the music" from Three Dog Night in my head.

PIPO said...

Ugh...that's all...just 'ugh'!

Please...enough waiting. Give this family their Mini!!!

sea star said...

Always a snag in this journey. What's your agency saying? I haven't heard any other rumors on this....?

Lisa and Tate said...

This has got to make a momma crazy!!! How hard can it be to get stuff address right??? So frickin' frustrated with you, girl!!!

Lisa

Ava's family said...

Spain???!! Can't you call anyone?
Do you use an agency in Australia?

Jen said...

Surely not! This is one of those times when I would say, "only me!"... It goes back to that line theory - I get in a line and it slows down. Have you been referring to that theory today???

Come on people! Get those referrals moving!

This is torture!

3D said...

Ugh...hugs!

Keep smilin!

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Spain must be the most interesting of places... I hope that your papers send you a nice postcard... I am with Tonggu Momma... Martini... or Pina Colada???

Anonymous said...

You know they will call tomorrow now that you have made plans....
I do believe that they are here but are just being translated....now that things are done through AGD may make things a little slower....but hang in there.
xxxJandra

Shelley said...

Oh Lee Anne...I'm sorry it is taking so very long. I can't even imagine the frustration you guys have been going through FOREVER!!!
Anyway, glad to have your new blog address...I will be checking and waiting to hear the "Screams of joy heard round the world" Literally!!!
Hang on...it won't be long now!
love ya
Shelley in Florida

Rocío said...

Hola It´s me again, Rocío. The one who left the comment yesterday in your blog. I would like to let you know that Today some families who were waiting yestesday got their referal and photo . Hopefully you will get yours soon.

kris said...

oh for the love of God. This is PURE torture.

Abby's Mom said...

I'm so sorry! Praying that you have good news soon!
(((HUGD)))

AussieJenn said...

Oh NO what is going on?! I can't believe that this is happening to you. I am so sorry this time of anticipation has turned into major stress and worry. I want you to be holding the file of your new child. To be looking into the eyes of your precious one. I have everything crossed that this monumental stuff up is fixed quickly.
Hugs from a stranger.

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Hugs to ya... hope all works out soon... I would be well and truly ticked off... don't blame ya but hoping for news soon...

John & Michelle said...

Praying for you in the US! We live near Chicago, IL and a big snow storm is hitting us today! That stork is coming to you...I will be waiting to see your princess!!!
(((HUGS)))
Michelle