The agency's main Vietnam coordinator is back from her 2 week vacastion; during which time, we have not had an update on the status of things. It turns out, we are moving up 3 more spots on the waiting list. That means overall on the waiting list, we are about #153 and for those who are open to a boy #90. In a little less than the one month (27 days as of the time writing this) we have moved 6 positions up the list. If things continue at this pace, more or less, we should be in good shape to receive a referral as they are predicting in 12-15 months. Please keep praying, sendng good wishes, thinking positive thoughts, etc. that our movement up the waiting list will continue as quick or even better quicker than they now are predicting. Nothing is ever for sure in this field. Look at Chinese adoptions, a year and a half to two years ago, they were taking about 9 months from being logged into the country's system to when the referral was expected and as of now it is approximately now an 18 month-wait and it is expected to increase. One never knows about these things. The adoption process though is entirely different though in terms of Vietnam versus China.
Back to the update, our agency had a record number of families who were added to the waiting list this month after having received governmental approval (as we had); a total of 23 separate families. During the month of May, our agency had 10 familes travel to Vietnam, As of today, there should be 5 families who are presently in-country, 1 of whom received their little boy the other day; while the others shall be shortly.
Overall, May seems to have been a pretty good month and lets keep hoping for the same or even better news in the future.