Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Closest Thing to a Timeline
Melissa asked about a timeline and I'm sure she wasn't the only one wondering. Now, it's pretty early in the process and anything can happen, but here's the best I can come up with. We have to get all the paperwork for the homestudy and the homestudy report itself finished and then we have to wait for the U.S. government approval through the CIS (Citizenship & Immigration Service), formerly the INS and then we can be officially put on our agencies waiting list. I'm hoping somewhere between April & June of this year to be on the wait list. According to the last e-mail update from our agency, they are guessing wait to referral is going to be between 12-15 months for a boy (we are requesting either, but since the wait is shorter for a boy, it is most likely going to be a boy.), so that leaves us getting a referral sometime between April 2008 and September 2008. Then travel can be between 3-6 months later, so that is between July 2008 and March 2009. Now March 2009 sounds like a terribly long time, but then July 2008 sounds pretty darn quick. It's hard to gauge the time at this early point, but I'll keep you all appraised of how things are going and any updates to the waiting time from our agency.