Okay, I'm hyperventilating! As many of you know, waiting adoptive parents are constantly grasping for any rumor that might indicate when they will be receiving their referral. According to the Rumor Queen today, she's optimistic that November referrals will be completed by September -- again this is based on stats and the CCAA can slow or speed the process however they want, but it's at least a glimmer of hope which is much needed these days. One reputable agency even thinks by August, but I'm not holding my breath for that one. The next batch of referrals is expected around July 7 and there is a rumor that the batch doesn't include November 18 LID. If this optimistic speculation is accurate, we might see an October/November referral.
We'll just have to sit tight and see. Our friends are in China now and will be bringing their baby home the first week of July.
I'd like to say a special thanks to the many of you who have emailed and called recently to let us know that you are praying for us. It means a lot, and we are deeply touched by your kindness.
A baby for Christmas...now that would be something!