Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Not what I wanted to hear.....

I had to call our adoption agency CAFAC today to ask some questions about our application for our daughters Canadian Citizenship. I got my answers that I needed and I thought, I'm just gonna ask.....

Me..."So those people who are getting their referrals lately,....when did their dossier get to Ethiopia"
Her..."I'm not sure....let me go ask someone who knows. Just hold on"

So as I'm on hold, my mind is thinking, I bet it's the ones whose dossier arrived in Ethiopia in about Dec of 2007. Maybe Nov of 07, but I'm pretty sure it is Dec of 07. My heart gets a little excited cause we would be getting close to the top of the pile.....

Her..."Hi, I'm back. So those who have just gotten their referrals sent their dossier to Ethiopia in August of 2007. Does that answer your question?"
Me.... "Oh yes it does, thanks. Have a good day."

Really. August of 2007. Are you kidding me. So 5 months from now is.......mid May 2009, when we possibly would hear who our daughter is. Then 4-6 months until we can go pick her up. So that is......Oct-Nov until we may have our daughter home here with us. Seriously...That phone conversation is not what I wanted to hear. I know that they have told us once our dossier arrives in Ethiopia, it can be between 8-14 months. I guess I just have always banked on the 12 month wait. Right in the middle.

I know I shouldn't be so negative right now, but this sucks.......I will give myself a couple hours to dwell in my disappointment, then I will post something I'm "suppose to say," but don't feel like saying right now.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Krista, I'm so sorry about your phone call...i'll still be hoping that they got there dates mix-up. Man, I just have no idea how you are feeling, but I am sad for you. How is Adam handling everything?? I hope you can just have a 'feeling bumbed' kinda day and not have a busy one ahead. What I would do to hang out and blow off some steam with you!! Love Ya...Jodi

Rana said...

Hmmmm...ya the dreaded call to CAFAC where they tell you the wait times.

Makes you ill doesn't it? I just keep telling myself it will happen one day.

Adam said...

It is very hard when the news that we hear is not close to what we want. We thought ( at the beginning) that me might even be home by Christmas but now it looks like a few more long months before we will receive our referral. The only thing that we can do is try to stay as positive as possible and support each other when we get the chance

Jody Vriend said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog. It is a very hard wait. We were told 4 - 6 months for a referral, it ended up being 4 days shy of 12 months!! Then it was 4 - 6 months until you travel. Well, we are at 4 months, just had our first court date and still don't know if we made it or not.

BUT, when you seen your daughter's face for the first time, it is TOTALY worth it. I will keep checking in, and pray for peace for you.

p.s. December will be over before you know it, and then it's another month gone....

Rhonda and Kristin said...

I thought our referral would be like no more than 10 months and it turned out to be over 15 months.

And now we have our little girls pictures, it's a total different kind of hard. And I think they lost our immigration paperwork....it's always something, isn't it!

Janice said...

Good to have found your blog too. Sorry to hear about the long wait...That sucks. There's just no other way to put it.

2009 is going to bring a lot of good news for us all. Bring on the new year.

Chad, Laura and Sara said...

Gosh, is it ever hard. I sometimes think someone is playing a really bad joke on me - then I wake up and begin waiting again. Hold on to your hope and try to see the end of the road...it will be beautiful.

Laura

The Mannings said...

the waiting sucks is all i can say. kind of hard to run a race when the finishing line keeps moving. Not much i can say except we are all in the same boat - the waiting sucks boat. I know I am glad I am not alone!

Dad said...

Krista, Mom and I share your deep disappointment. I can only imagine how difficult it must be. I remember 1978 when Adam's due date was close to my birthday. We were so excited for his arrival. But we had to wait 3 full weeks to meet him. Our 3 week wait felt like an eternity. Ours pales in comparison to your wait. We pray for you, that you and Adam will experience God's amazing grace and sustaining strength during these very long months.
We love you . . . Dad.

Sharla said...

The waiting is so much harder than I imagined it would be before we started. We are at 8 and a half months waiting for siblings through Imagine and the current wait for sibling referrals there is 12-15+ months. When we started, it was 3-5 months. But it will happen for all of us. Glad to have found your blog. Merry Christmas!

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