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Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Nothing new on the rumor front. I also don't want to talk too much about it for fear of jinxing it somehow. I did find out however that once accreditations do happen it is likely that the regions will start working with the agencies within a couple of weeks. I had feared that it might be a month or more from the time accreditation certificates were signed to when regional offices of the MOE got going processing adoptions.

But supposedly it's much faster of a ramp up, although it still will take a little time before we get going just because of the backlog of other couples who were, in essence, ahead of us in the queue. While it is true that a number of the regions have been processing court dates even without accreditations (basically a semi-independent adoption I guess you could call it), there are some regions that have done absolutely nothing and of course our agency will first work with those families to get their court dates.

Some of those families have been waiting now for well over a year after meeting with their child. And that certainly has to be very tough to handle. With us the little one to be is still a mystery child.

In fact if you think about it our child was probably not even born at the time we started the process. It's actually kind of cool. It's almost like this delay had to happen in order for our kid to be born (or at least, to be born in order to join our family).
posted by Steveg @ 2:26 PM  
  • At 4:53 PM, Blogger Rhonda said…

    The comment about your child wasn't born when you started your process...

    When we finished our process, we looked back and realized that at the same time we first met with our agency, Clyde was born (within several weeks). Also, Bonnie entered the orphanage within a month of that same date (the first two years of her life were outside of the orphanage). I've always found that amazing.

  • At 5:33 PM, Blogger Ronda said…

    We thought of that idea as well. We moved from Woodside,CA to Park City, UT to be near family & friends in a very, quick and somewhat unexpected move. We got an offer on our house when it wasn't on the market. They asked to see the house Wednesday, made the offer Saturday and we accepted. We now know that our son was born that Friday. It's almost as if he said, "Mountains. Skiing. Heck yeah, I'm coming." We're waiting for a court date in Ekat. The judge just asked for our fourth round of documents. We just keep repeating, "Whatever it takes." We can't wait to bring home our daughter too. She's was born just before our first Christmas here.

  • At 3:37 AM, Blogger MMrussianadoption said…

    that is a great way to look at it. I never did the math before. Olivia was just born when we decided to adopt and Kevin had been in the baby home for 7 months when we decided. I don't know when he became available for adoption.

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