Sometimes my wait seems like not that far away, that I can do this. And then other days, it seems like forever away. For whatever reason, today was one of the latter.
I spoke to Maria, my case work at the placement agency. We try to do a quick catch-up by phone or email once a month to check in with each other.
She told me that the first group of families who are part of the two-trip rule just came home. The first trip lasted three to five days, court went smoothly for everyone. They met their children, did some touring, court, and then said good-bye to their children.
They are still waiting on the second trip to be scheduled, but they anticipate that that trip will also be less than a week. The big question up in the air is how long between trips. That is definitely something I will be keeping an eye on.
All of that is fine, great, interesting and good to know. But it just seems like forever until I even get to that point.
The weekly update is still saying 18 months for 0-12 month olds, 19 months for 12-24 month olds. If all stays on track with that time frame, I am still looking at November or December 2011 for my referral.
It's just one of those days where I'm cranky. Tomorrow I will probably be like, "it's only another 16 months!"
Oh, the joys of having my body try to re-acclimate after nearly three years on hormones.