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Stef gets a late birthday gift
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Well just as I posted my thoughts that we wouldn't hear anything about reaccreditation until sometime in January the Russians came through giving Stefanie an even bigger and better birthday gift than I gave.

They have now posted the requirements and will begin accepting applications from agencies for accreditation starting tomorrow (Dec. 20th)!!!!


First this is just awesome in the fact that now accreditation can begin, of course, we all need to keep in mind that it still may take the 3 months that the law stipulates responses to accreditation applications can take (3 mo. are the max). So we still need to be realistic and think that the actual accreditation may not be given until Feb or March (and thus our referral may not happen until a few weeks after that).

But the fact that they have gotten this done prior to holidays is a very encouraging sign that they may indeed expedite the process. And it shows that they are committed to international adoption but, much like things in the US, it just takes time and we need to try and be patient (as hard as that is).
posted by Steveg @ 9:45 AM  
  • At 1:51 PM, Blogger Jenni said…

    Happy birthday Stef! That's great news to receive both for your birthday and during the holidays!

  • At 2:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    OMG!!!!! That is super great news. Hopefully it will happen soon. Thanks for sharing! You always have the best info.

    Happy Birthday to your lovely wife.

  • At 6:46 PM, Blogger Tricia said…

    Happy Birthday Stef!

    Wow, relief, super news about the accrediation requirements. This means things will start moving again (I hope)!

    So much is happening right now - lots of court dates & travel to Russia - do you think that the officials have sympathy for us and all of this is good news was saved up just in time for our holidays?

    I'll take it either way!

  • At 10:22 AM, Blogger mother said…

    As always, when I miss checking for a day some news comes through.

    I told Stefanie their gov. may be like ours and they would try to get a lot done at the end of the year. So I am thrilled that they are moving ahead and you can see the 'light at the end of the tunnel', won't be long now, maybe, we hope.
    That really was a great birthday present.
    Love, Mother

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