Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Should I be excited?

So it looks like we are going to get a referral for one of the little girls that was a possibility in early September! After we said we were open to a 2 1/2 year old I just had a funny feeling that was the path we would be going down.
After two weeks of waiting to see what would happen I couldn't wait anymore and called our agency. Our director said they were able to "get us in line." I asked, "what does that mean?" and she said they were able to "get us registered in order to pursue the referral of the 2 1/2 year old." It was very surreal because she didn't seem excited and stated this very matter of factly. I finally asked, "should I be excited?" and she said, "don't get too excited!" Don't you just love international adoption! I explained to her again that we had adopted once before and gone through losing a referral so we understood that the floor could be pulled out from under us at anytime. I then asked again, "now should I be excited?" She laughed and said okay, yes, you should be excited. At this time all we have is a picture and birth month and year. We will be getting medical info any day. She is so adorable and looks so much like Joe. She comes off of the registry in mid-October so we could be traveling as soon as the end of October.
I am definitely freaking out! We really believed we wouldn't be going anywhere until next summer. We recognize we are so incredibly lucky and have soooo much to do. Now we just hope that 1. we get to travel soon 2. the US-Russia agreement is signed SOON and 3. our process ends quickly. After seeing the gut wrenching waits that so many bloggers are going through and going through our six month wait for a court date with Oscar I just hope that we are lucky!


  1. I vividly remember almost each of the phone calls we had with the director of the agency. We also had to ask her whether we should be excited or not a couple of times.

    We certainly know the ups and downs of international adoption as well. I am really glad to read that things could be moving in the right direction. We will be following along rooting for you.

    The Ritzmanns

  2. Sounds like some good news to me, may more good news follow for you! Wishing you safe and speedy travels!