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Thursday, January 11, 2007
Well the non-official official Russian week-long holiday has ended and that means that all the MOE officials are getting back to work and should begin processing all the agencies applications for accreditation. From what I've heard practically all of the agencies that need reaccreditation have submitted their paperwork so there's an awful lot of work for the MOE to do.

Our agency believes that they will get little if any updates as to how the process is going (unless it's a notice to redo a document or two) and will just find out that they've received accreditation when it happens. As always they are on the conservative side and expect accreditations to be given in late February at the absolute earliest and late March as a more realistic estimate.

Since everything so far (NGO and the rewritten rule 268, now decree 654) has taken longer than what the Russian sources said they would take, I'm leaning towards our agency's view and think late March is going to be the timeframe. However, I'm still holding out hope that accreditation will happen in February and that our referral will come in late February/early March with a more likely scenario being a referral in April.

Yes, the waiting is annoying but it's really just that...annoying. I'm not all that concerned about it because I keep reminding myself that the most important thing is for us to have the opportunity to adopting and happy and healthy child. And so if it takes us over a year (if you recall we started the process in May 2006) than so be it.
posted by Steveg @ 9:45 AM  
  • At 7:56 PM, Blogger Melissa said…

    You've got a great outlook...we started in March 2006, and our agency is also with yours in the reaccreditation scheme. While we really are not getting too out-of-sorts with the wait, I do get ants in my pants at times. It's inspiring (and very helpful!) when others are so positive! :)

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