Each month a batch of referrals come through for waiting families. We of course are in line with the June group, since we were officially logged in on June 2nd. Right now the March families are waiting and it seems that things are slowing down! Ugh! The batch that was just sent from China contains referrals only through the middle of the month, not to the end of the month.
At this point we have no reasons why. I cling to my e-mails to see what's happening in the adoption world, but there's never a statement from the Chinese government, only rumors from other adoptive families, which is typical.
Hopefully this half month won't throw off the 6-7 month schedule that we've come to rely on. We can only hope that they will catch up on time and we will still have our referral in December and be able to fly to China in February! I can't wait any more than that!!
The only good news in this is that more children may be getting families, since part of the slow down is due to so many families applying for adoption. That's encouraging! :0)