Monday, August 11, 2008

still waiting at 24 months....

Well, our 2 year anniversary date of waiting for our adoption was on Aug. 3. Which is also our wedding anniversary -- now 6 years. So we continue to wait with changes happening in paperwork that needs to filed, etc. As I posted earlier some of our paperwork expired (yes, some of these things actually expire) and we had to refile some things and have finger prints redone as well. The paperwork we refiled will expire in July of 2009. If we have not completed our adoption by then, we will have to refile our paperwork again but this time with the new forms and I'm not sure what all of that will mean. I've read that some people are saying it could mean having to resubmit all of our paperwork (our complete dossier) and that would mean completely starting over and losing our place in line. So we would be back to square one. I cannot imagine after waiting for over 2 years and not even completing an adoption, having to start over completely! I just don't see how the government can do that! It just doesn't make any sense to me. But I have asked these questions of our agency and am waiting to hear back from them.
This waiting really does take it's toll. To see referrals come in so slowly and barely moving up the line to be closer to completing our adoption is so hard. I just can't even explain the mixture of emotions I've experienced through this time. It continues to be difficult to explain to people. We can't explain why it is taking so long. There is only so much the Chinese officials share with our agency and our agency shares those things with us. It sounds like China is trying to remedy the issues but who knows when we'll feel the effect of it. And we can't contact someone to make the process go any faster. We've done all we can and now it's in the hands of the Chinese. There's nothing more we can do but wait.
We just continue to ask for your prayers for us during this difficult time of waiting, and trying to understand why it is taking so long. We realize God's timing is perfect but our human minds don't understand why His timing is so far into the future.