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Sunday, November 19, 2006
There seems to be some pretty wide ranges of guesstimates as to when the first accreditations will happen. Most people (who of course are pre-adoption parents and therefore want things to move fast) have a favorable outlook hoping we'll see the first few accredited agencies by the end of the calendar year. While others (citing what happened in 2005) think it could take many months.

For me, I feel the absolute best case scenario (and all the planets have to align for this to happen) would be for the first accreditations to appear before year end. But I think a more likely scenario is sometime in early January. Now the Russian Orthodox Christmas is actually January 8th. But I do think that the MOE may actually try to get something done before their holidays. Of course even trying to be conservative in my guess, I am going to be naturally bias so keep that in mind.

But there are some signs that things may happen. If you read Stef's very funny Top 10 List of why the decree needed for accreditation to begin had not yet been signed (it has now as you may know), you'll notice the #1 reason had something to do about the weather not yet being cold enough in Siberia.

Well, Omsk just got hit with it's first big storm and the high temperature this week is going to be about 10 DEGREES with heavy snow.

But we should remember that even if accreditation comes quickly, we still have a few months wait until we get a referral and then travel. Course you have to learn to walk before you can run so as soon as accreditation can happen the better.
posted by Steveg @ 12:18 PM  
  • At 4:59 PM, Blogger Rhonda said…

    Hoping that you get that accreditation and referral soon!

  • At 5:53 PM, Blogger Lauri said…

    we travled to siberia last feb/march when they were having record cold temps.... I have never been so cold and im from the midwest where its always cold.

    no matter what you can handle it.. hoping you hear something soon

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