Well it is that time of the month again. Referrals started coming in yesterday for families who were logged into CCAA from 12/9/05 - 12/14/05. I truly thought that they woudl refer more than 6 days. For a while now I have felt that I would receive my referral for Megan Joy in February 2008. However right not I have lost all hope. If CCAA keeps referring 6 days at a time then with a 1/6/06 LID, I should be receiving my referral in April 2008 with travel in June 2008, which is cutting it rather close to the Olympics but I should be okay. This is so frustrating! However the thing that is keeping me going is that at Christmas NEXT year I WILL Have Megan Joy at home with me. Also that even though I've been waiting for 23 months today, I should see my baby's face in just 4 months.
Thursday, December 6, 2007
Monday, November 5, 2007
Well the cut-off for the next batch of referrals is 12/8/05. For some reason this is amazing news to me because that means that my LID is less than one month away. I'm getting closer! I'm still holding out for a February 2008 referral but I don't know if that will happen or not. The current wait is 23 months now from LID to referral but I know that it will still inclrease. If I were to receive a February referral that means that there are only 2 more months to finish the December referrals and I'm thinking it is going to take at least 3 if not 4. I guess that means a March or April referral.
At any rate, that still means that I should have my referral within 6 months!
Posted by Kathy D'Angelo at 8:31 AM
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Well it looks like the cut-off is 11/30/05. That's right, just another 5 days have been referred. There seems to be no LID's before 12/5/05 which looks good for the next batch. I believe that November was a huge month of LID's so we're all hoping for referrals to speed up but I'm trying not to get my hopes up.
It's just hard getting closer to the holiday season. I thought for sure that I would have Megan Joy home for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. At this rate, I'll be luck if I have her home for NEXT Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
Now awaiting another month to see what November referrals bring.
Posted by Kathy D'Angelo at 7:24 AM
Thursday, September 6, 2007
Well I was trying to post this before midnight but didn't quite make it. So I guess it was 20 months yesterday since my LID. 20 LONG months and I STILL don't have my referral for Megan Joy. When I started the process back in 2005, the wait was around 6-7 months while I was paperchasing. Now it is 20+ months. No one even knows when I'll get my referral, let alone travel. I keep thinking that I'll get my referral in February 2008 and travel in April 2008. But who really knows?!?! I just pray that the olympics would interfere with my adoption. Who would have thought back in 2005 when I was DTC that I might have to worry about the olympics in summer 2008?!?! So frustrating...
I've always had in the back of my mind, wondering if I will want to adopt more than once child. Honestly, I don't know if I'll be able to adopt from China again. First of all because of the singles ban and also now because the wait is so long, I don't think that I could handle a 3-4 year wait if it ends up taking that long.
Just keeping praying for my Megan Joy. I pretty much KNOW that she has been born and I can't wait to meet her.
Posted by Kathy D'Angelo at 9:01 PM
Monday, September 3, 2007
Well it is official. CCAA has matched referrals through 11/25/05. This is batch of only 4 days. They have been matching 7 days in the past few months so we were hoping that it would be another 7 days. This is so frustrating. However, the encouraging news is that apparently there were a lot of dossiars logged in from 11/22/05 through 11/24/05, so at least we are over this hump. I can't even beging to calculate when I'll be getting my referral. Praying that the October referrals will finish off November but then I still have all of December to sit through.......
Posted by Kathy D'Angelo at 9:02 AM
Sunday, September 2, 2007
This whole adoption process has been a rollar coaster ride. I never know what to expect!!! I usually don't spend a whole lot of time on rumor queen but when someone on my December 2005 DTC yahoo group mentioned that RQ had mentioned some December 2005 LID's were included in the next referral batch, I have been intently studying it. However, then it changed to the cut off date as November 24, 2005, which would be terrible. November has taken 6 months!!! So the cut-off date can be anywhere from 11/24/05 through early December. If it is 11/24/05 that would be just 3 days worth of referrals. At that rate, it will still be over a year until I see Megan's face. That just can't be. This wait has been ridiculous. I will be celebrating my 20 month LID anniversary on Thursday.
I want Megan Joy's referral NOW!!!!!!!! I'll post what I know when referrals start coming in hopefully tomorrow.
Posted by Kathy D'Angelo at 1:12 PM
Friday, August 31, 2007
Rumor Queen just posted today that it has been heard from a reliable sourse that they are ALMOST positive that some of December is matched and going to be in this referral batch! I'm not getting my hopes up but that would be GREAT!!
Hold on baby Megan, Mommy is coming to get you!!!
Posted by Kathy D'Angelo at 9:31 PM
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
Referrals were received August 2, 2007 for referrals up to November 21, 2005. The wait is now up to almost 21 months. It was another 7 day batch of referrals. However, I feel very excited that we are now close to December LID's!!! I think they will be starting in October! I can't wait since I have a lot of friends from my December 2005 DTC group who will be expecting referrals! However it is still another 6 weeks left of LID's before mine. : ( If CCAA keeps up with the one week referrals, then that puts me in February 2008. I guess I have been thinking January or February anyways. I hope they speed things up soon though.
Mommy's coming Megan. I can't wait to meet you sweetie. Hang in there!
It's weird because I KNOW that she has been born by now! : )
Posted by Kathy D'Angelo at 8:45 PM
Friday, July 6, 2007
The CCAA has finished the review of the adoption application documents registered with our office before May 31, 2006.
The CCAA has finished the placement of children for the families whose adoption application documents were registered with our office before November 14, 2005.
Just received a note from CHI that referrals are due in today! RQ is claming that the cut off is 11/14/05. That would be a week's worth. Hoping they would have done at least 2 weeks. : ( It's one day longer than the last batch.
Hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July!
Posted by Kathy D'Angelo at 6:32 AM
Monday, June 18, 2007
Yes, no new news at the moment. I have had fun getting to know some of my fellow January 2006 DTCers on the January 2006 DTC yahoo group. Many of these people I may be traveling with. I also had some fun looking up icons on photobucket. I'm sure I'll find more but here are just a few. I thought they were cute!
Posted by Kathy D'Angelo at 4:32 PM
Sunday, June 10, 2007
Well the June referrals arrived on June 6, 2007. They included the log in dates of November 2, 2005 through November 7, 2005. The wait is not 19 months. The current wait puts me at a January 2008 referral....... trying to find something to do to help pass the time.
Posted by Kathy D'Angelo at 8:27 PM
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Well we are coming up on Memorial Day weekend 2007! I'm excited to have the weekend off from work and to spend it shopping with some girlfriends and then to celebrate with my family on Monday. Not much new to report on Megan Joy. Just waiting for that referral. It is starting to get REALLY hard especially now with summer approaching and I thought for sure that I'd have Megan home with me this summer. Unfortinately that is not the case. No news from China. Hopefully referrals will be here next week for the next batch of LID's. Praying that is goes well into November so that I wont be so far away!
Keep me in your prayers please!
Posted by Kathy D'Angelo at 2:11 PM
Sunday, May 13, 2007
Well today is Mother's Day 2007. I remember last year when I had just send my paperwork to China 5 months earlier, that "next year Megan will be celebrating with me!" However, of course I didn't anticipate the increased wait. It hurts, it really does. Megan Joy, Mommy wants you home SO badly. However, she's waiting for you baby. She knows that you are not ready to be home. Today, May 13, 2007, you may not even be born yet. However, she's praying for you baby. I love you with an everlasting love. And even though I am not able to spend Mother's Day 2007 with you sweetie, I'm not sad. Yes, I am sad you are not here with me, but I know that we'll have plenty of Mother's Days to spend together. And that first one will be a very special day. Whether it's in 2008, 2009, or even 2010. I'll be waiting for you. Because I will be the luckiest mommy in the whole world. Because Megan Joy is my daughter.
Praying for you baby on this Mother's Day. May 13, 2007. I love you!
Posted by Kathy D'Angelo at 8:04 AM
Friday, May 4, 2007
This wait is ridiculously hard! When I started the process back in the summer 2005, I never imagined that the wait would be up to 18+ months. I will be celebrating my 16 month LID anniversary on Sunday and this wait is officially getting very hard on me. The only thing that is keeping me going is that Megan Joy is at the end of it. I know that one day I will look back and thank God that He made me wait becuase she will be worth every minute of it. Maybe Megan has just been born and therefore her paperwork is not ready for me to adopt her. Maybe she hasn't even been born. I don't know. All I know is that her paperwork will be at the CCAA when mine is there getting matched with a baby and we will be brought together. If it is in a month, several months or over a year away, I will wait for my baby girl. Yes, this wait is killing me but I KNOW that Megan Joy D'Angelo is going to be worth EVERY single minute that I'm waiting for her. I just wish other people could understand this as well.....
Hane on Megan baby, Mommy's coming to get you soon!
Posted by Kathy D'Angelo at 12:28 PM
Tuesday, May 1, 2007
Well the referrals from my agency for the 10/27/05 and 11/1/05 LID's received referras today (5/1/07)!!! That is an 18 month wait. Congrats to all of these families and I move up in line!
I also did my referral prediction on this website. And my prediction is............ 9/19/07! Now I would LOVE to receive my referral sooner but this isn't too bad. That is just a little over 4 months away! Now, of course this could be completely wrong as it is just a guess with the wait referrals are getting now. I hope it's not too far off though. However a summer referral would be AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by Kathy D'Angelo at 2:28 PM
Well it is May!!! I just love the springtime when the flowers and buds come out. It is so beautiful. When I started this process, I thought that Megan would have been home with me for a while now. However, I am still several months away from seeing my Megan's face for the first time. Referrals should be coming in through November 1, 2005. That is a little over 2 months before my LID. I read on my singles yahoo group that we may not get our referral for another 2 1/2 years. I'm praying that this is not true. I don't know if I can wait that long. I just want to see Megan's face. I know that she will be well worth this wait but it is hard to keep the faith that there is a little girl at the end of this wait.
Please pray for me and my patience. I will be celebrating my 16 month LID anniversary on Sunday and it is getting frustrating. : (
Posted by Kathy D'Angelo at 12:28 PM
Monday, April 30, 2007
Well I just received word from my agency that we are into November! CCAA has just stated that the cutoff for the newest batch of referrals that should be received this weeks is November 1, 2005! Of course we were all hoping that it would be at least one more week in this batch, but unfortinatley it's only a week. Even though that puts me at another 8 months until referral (hopefully this is not the case) it just feels nice to be into November. That means that I'm only a little over 2 months behind this batch with my January 6, 2006 LID. This means that the wait is up to 18 months now. It's start to get frustrating....
Hold on Megan Joy, mommy's coming for you. I can't wait to see your face sweetheart!
Posted by Kathy D'Angelo at 11:56 AM
Sunday, April 29, 2007
I just wanted to welcome you all to Megan Joy D'Angelo's blog! I had started one when I had first started the process to my daughter but then with the long wait I was just getting frustrated. So... I have now decided to start it back up again as I'm hopefully going to be receiving my referral for my beautiful Megan Joy sometime this year! I have a LID of January 6, 2006 for my Megan Joy from China. I am a single mom to be and have requested a little girl, 0-12 months, ayap from China. I can't waiti to begin my life with Megan Joy!
Posted by Kathy D'Angelo at 8:10 AM