Well, it's official...things have slowed down DRAMATICALLY with adoptions from China. The problem is that there have been SO many families submitting paperwork to adopt that they do not have enough children who are "paper ready" and can be adopted.
The CCAA is trying REALLY hard to keep up and stay in contact with adoptive parents and agencies, however, it seems they just don't have the resources to keep going at the rate they were going. I've read that it is a lot of work for an orphanage to process the paperwork, since there are many required forms and many of the orphanages don't have copier, let alone computers. Wow! What a task.
So what does this mean for us? Well, they are processing half months right now and it should break down like this:
April 1-15 DTC get referrals next week?
April 15-30 DTC get referrals in January
May 1-15 DTC get referrals in February
May 15-30 DTC get referrals in March
June 1-15 DTC get referrals in April...THIS IS OUR GROUP!! We originally thought December for a referral!! :0(
Hopefully with a April referral we can fly in late May, but it might be JUNE...UGH!!
I'm totally bummed today.