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China Update

Posted Nov 26 2008 12:00am

While waiting for my parents to get here (I am hoping they come in by 7pm!), I thought I'd provide a little bit of an update on our other adoption . . .

Many people continue to ask us about our China adoption. First of all, yes, we are 100% still committed to this adoption. Our paperwork is done, a large portion of our money has been paid, and we truly have no choice but to wait. The good or bad news (depending on how you look at it) is that the wait time continues to increase steadily.

Currently, the wait time is 33-34 months. This is up from the estimated 24 months that we were aware of when we decided to adopt from China and the nearly 28 months that we were told the wait would be when our dossier was finally logged into China. This means that based on our login month (April 2008) if the wait time were not to increase again, we'd be looking at our daughter joining our family in early 2011.

However, the current trend is that for every month you wait, the wait time increases another 1 to 1.5 months. No one knows for sure how many dossiers have been logged in to China each month. Therefore it is impossible to predict what number we are in line. Even though China saw a huge influx of dossiers, they have continued to process applications at the same speed as when their dossier count was down -- thus the reason for the backlog.

So for now, we wait. I'll be sure you keep you updated, but quite honestly, there isn't much to say except "the wait time is getting longer."

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