Thursday, February 7, 2008

Increasing The Odds

With all the uncertainty around the MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) and the looming September expiration date, and no clear cut answers as of today how this will affect families in the VN program, Trish and I have decided to increase the age range of BabyBelz from 6 months - 1 year to under 2 1/2 years old. While this is not guaranteed to speed up our referral time it can not delay the process any either. We will check in with Holt around March 5th in regards to were we are in "the line" for referral. Just looking at some of the new families that have been officially classified as waiting, we are more than likely going to be in the high 20's in March. Status quo for now. Still waiting on the I-600A approval from the CIS. We appreciate all the well wishes and prayers from everyone out there. Passing time during the winter really stinks, as the weather has been so sporadic. 77 and sunny one day, 10 inches of snow and high winds with temps in the teens the next. Looking forward to Spring time! For some more information on the MOU and what is going on, please read the information on Ethica's Vietnam page. It explains alot and clears up many rumors that roll around. I also placed it in our links section.

3 comments:

StaceynCorey said...

Great news! I hope this speeds things up for you all. We'll be bringing home an almost 2 year old so we've read a lot about todder adoption and are so excited. It will be so much fun to bring home a child ready to play and explore the world. Best of luck!

brian&wendi said...

I think its a great decision as well - we were open to 0-3 and received An's referral just after her 2nd birthday. I have read that some people "grieve" missing the first part of their child's life but I don't feel that way at all. What An has gone through and what we have gone through were the steps that are bringing us together. We'll celebrate the people that helped her through the first three years and be thankful to experience the remainder together!

mommabelz said...

OH AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!