This is the most common question that we currently receive from our friends and family. And unfortunately, we do not have a clear-cut answer. So, to help answer that question as best we can, here is some background information and the answers that we know at this point. We wish that we had better and more solid news, but that is the nature of international adoption.

Originally when we sent our dossier over to China, the wait time for a referral was between 6-7 months. this timeframe was pretty solid and had held steady for over a year. The dossier was received in china in July 2005, and logged-in at the CCAA on July 26, 2005. That would mean that we “should” have been matched with a child in either January or February, March at the latest. After being matched with a child, people travel approximately two months later (obtaining visas, travel approval from China, and consulate appointments are obtained in the mean time).

Well, shortly after we sent our dossier over to China, the wait-time started extending. From 6-7 months, to 7-8 months, then to 8-10 months. Currently, the wait time is about 12 months, which can mean that we “may” receive a referral by July, then travel in September. At this point in time, we are not going to hold our breath on those numbers. We can only hope and pray that things will begin to speed up. So, keep your fingers crossed for us, and keep us in your prayers.

So, at this point in time, we are in a very long waiting game that just keeps getting longer…………..