Sunday, January 23, 2011

Wait Times Adjusted Again

I'm now looking at 18 to 24 months of waiting. So rather than being in the nine- to 14-month wait range, I've taken two steps back. I'm back to 10 to 16 months.

I'm due to send my immigration paperwork back in March to be renewed. That would be the time to make a change. I now have to reconsider my stance on waiting for a 0- to 18-month-old, and figure out if I'm wanting to up that request to 0-24 months, or even 0-36.

It's certainly nice to have the time to save money and get ready, but this is ridiculous.

I guess this is the reason I don't rush to read the weekly updates on the day they're released, although I could have done without this on a Sunday night.

On to watch football. I'll think about this decision another day.


  1. Bummer, did they give any indication why they did this?

  2. I know it's a step back, but it's also just a month or two. And your baby may be born in THOSE months. And you when you receive that baby, you won't be able to imagine that it could have been any other baby.

  3. I'll share what our (former) case manager told us. Most of the time, doctors who evaluate the kids in Ethiopia estimate the age in whole years, not months. So, by having a range with a half year in it (18 months, or in my case 54 months), you wouldn't get a referral for a child who is "1" in their examination. So, even if you only raise your age to 24 months, you'd be opening up yourself for not only kids age 18-24 months, but also probably some that are 13-18 months. Just something to think about. I'm constantly wondering if our age range is set right!