Friday this was posted on the AWAA blog:
Hello Ethiopia Families!
I wanted to give a bit of an update to help families who are tying to speculate when they might be expecting their referrals. (this would be us :)
On April 25th four families received their referrals. From this we can see the current wait times:
Infant Boy: DTE: 10/5/2007 (this would be us as well :)
Infant Girl: DTE: 8/30/2007
Toddler: DTE: 10/15/2007
Waiting Children: DTE: 3/19/2008
Families please use these dates to evaluate how much longer your wait time might be.
Thank you and congratulations again to these families who received referrals!
So, I did a little evaluating: from 10/5/07 to 4/25/07 is about 7 months...6 months and 3 weeks, or something like that. So, the current wait time is closer to 7 months. This is kind of a bummer....well, it is a bummer, because this means that most likely a referral will not come for us until August. Because the courts in Ethiopia are closed from August-October, this means we most likely will not be traveling to get our little guy until November or December. We knew this was a possibility, but we were holding onto that 5 month window, which would have put us at the end of June, first of July. Oh well. God is teaching us much through this wait, and this will only provide the opportunity for more learning. And you never know what God has planned :)
Yes, I do have more to say about the book, There Is No Me Without You. I just can't even believe that this book is real...not the book itself, but what is contained inside. Trust me, I want it to be fiction, but it's not. It is truly unbelievable. I am starting to see that maybe this calling on our lives is even bigger than adoption! What exactly that means, I do not know right now. But I trust that God will continue to speak to us about it. In the mean time, visit this link and click on the slide show in the bottom left corner. http://www.thereisnomewithoutyou.com/