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Thursday, March 01, 2007
Now first off keep in mind (as I've said...oh...about a million times) that our agency is quite conservative when discussing what is happening, what they know, and are overly honest telling what they don't know. And sorry but I again have to say that I'm just so thankful we went with these guys. If you are new to the adoption process and are looking for a great agency, contact me.

Well, anyway, on the hotline yesterday they discussed a rumor that was going around that two agencies had gotten word that their information had been forwarded to the four ministries which must sign-off before the MOE (Ministry of Education) can grant accreditation.

They felt this rumor was, well a rumor, and could not be confirmed since it was third hand knowledge. In other words none of the agencies who talk together had any info about this (and most of the agencies that have been around awhile often compare information, especially since most belong to the Joint Council on International Children’s Services )

However, on the hotline our agency did say that in the past week they had received "inquiries and requests" from two different entities in Russia. So they felt that it appears as though things are progressing normally and that (although they don't know how many) agencies' information seems to have been sent along for the sign-off from the four ministries.

Now, this is not some major news flash or anything. But it can be viewed as evidence that everything is proceeding as per the new regulations and that accreditations will happen (hopefully within the timelines estimated). Which by the way should be sometime this month.

And as I had posted a few days ago, sometimes it's best not to think about things too much since your mind has a tendency to invent information (or more accurately arrive at conclusions) that are not really true.

Work (and accreditations, referrals, court dates, etc. are all work) gets done at the pace of any bureaucratic organization (actually ANY organization). I worked for some pretty "up to date" companies (Apple and Sun) and often they too did things at a snails pace too.

So, all this means is that the adoption process isn't a 100 yard dash, it's a marathon. At least for us and each person (or adoptive family) is different. For some people speed is a big concern, for us we want the best match we can get (healthy kid, etc.) no matter how long it takes. We've been married for almost 14 years now and waiting a few extra months isn't going to kill us.
posted by Steveg @ 2:03 PM  
3 Comments:
  • At 4:11 PM, Blogger Debbie said…

    I love your patience. But I must say, You're a MAN!!!! Us women aren't quite as patient but I do try.
    Thanks for the update. I'm not getting my hopes up since we are very far from a referral anyhow. But I really hope it does happen this month for those that are waiting.

     
  • At 6:35 PM, Blogger MMrussianadoption said…

    I cant stand the rumors any more. You dont know what to believe.

     
  • At 11:03 PM, Blogger Tricia said…

    I can't find your email address on your blog. Can you please send me a note at tricia_kenny at yahoo dot com?

     
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