Life as MommyMo

Thursday, March 19, 2009

List watching

I think I could qualify as a professional statistician after this adoption process. I am fairly sure I have analyzed every single case's (on the Holt board) referral dates against their I600 approval, emigration permit approval, visa center log out date and P3 send date.

The problem? It doesn't make my phone ring any faster.

I know that we are totally in the home stretch now, but I am starting to see travel calls for babies referred after Max and I just don't get it. I want everyone's babies to be home where they belong as soon as possible, but the randomness of certain parts of the process are completely mind boggling to me. It's understandable when it comes to referral, because babies are matched to the families most appropriate for them. But travel? Shouldn't it happen as chronologically as possible? Isn't that why "logic" is part of that word?! I suppose not.

At least with the National Visa Center stalking I was doing, the case was being worked on in the Eastern time zone, so I could redial to my heart's content and have a shot at getting an answer I liked more. Now, all of our papers are in Seoul, where it's 13 hours ahead of here. It's so frustrating to get news I'm not happy with before 10 a.m., and then just have to sulk for the rest of the day and hope for better news tomorrow.

Why didn't someone tell me that I should have given up whining for Lent??


Kimgw74 said...

You are not whining!!! It is very annoying when you want your baby home and others are coming before yours.. Even though you are thrilled that every baby gets to come home!! It's still not YOURS!!! You know I completely understand. I had a feeling you would blog today!! Seriously, it will happen ANY day now.. I know not very comforting when you want it NOW!!!!

Waiting4OurAngel said...

Aww your not whining at all. The process is a roller coaster ride. I am right there with you trying to crunch timelines and see when my girl is coming home. Hoping next week we get some good news!