Thursday, September 20, 2007

Finally Referrals!

Our agency finally received several referrals today! 5 in all! 3 were of healthy children ( one was even a 3 month old girl!) and 2 were of waiting children! This means we are now #119 overall on the list and #74 for those open to a boy Let's hope this is the start of a our agency getting a lot more referrals. A deluge of referrals would be nice, but just a steady amount of referrals would be a positive step forward to bringing the wait times back down! In other agency adoption news, 3 families returned this week from Vietnam with their children and 7 other families will be leaving tomorrow to get their children, all in orphanages in Ho Chi Minh City. Congratulations to all the lucky families. One day it will be our turn!

Even without this good new, I am in a much better mood. I just needed a break from blogging, but hope to post regularly again.

The other weekend we went to the last county fair of the year here in Illinois. We also saw my cousin and her husband, who live a few miles away. It was great getting together with them. They are going to be opening a coffee shop in their town. It will be the only coffee shop in that town and one of the only meeting places in the town other than a couple bars and an ice cream shop that closes for a good part of the year. We wish them all the luck in the world; although we think they have a real moneymaker there.

10 comments:

Becky and Keith said...

So glad referrals are picking up! That's always such good news. To answer your question on my blog - I believe we travel blind. They will have a child in our age range and we go to the region, meet with the Ministry of Education who tells us about our referral and then head to that baby home to meet the child. If you decline the referral you go back to the Ministry of Ed again and start all over. Some regions will give you a picture or some medical ahead of time, but I'm fairly certain Kras doesn't give any info. I actually like the whole "blind" concept because you don't have time to fall in love with a picture. Hope that helps! Good luck to your cousin and her husband! Sounds like they have a good thing starting up.

Melissa Czaszwicz said...

Yea! I'm so glad to hear that!

Jessica and Eddie said...

I didnt know that we had gotten referrals.. Yeah that is great news!!! When did you get your email

Jodean said...

I hadn't heard the good news yet! Another step closer!

M and H said...

That is good news! I'm hoping that my 30th birthday year is it for us. That's anywhere between May 2008 and May 2009.

Stacie said...

Finally good news! I hope more and more come in!!

Vietnam Baby Girl Smith said...

So glad to hear we got some referrals...I am like Jessica though, how did you know? I have not gotten an email yet I have just been piecing together what I am finding on the blogs of others. So glad we are all moving on up. It is so good to hear after just getting on the list earlier this week and being at 221...yikeS!!!!

Tasha said...

Moving on up!

Heather & David said...

Baby steps... but getting closer just the same.

Amber said...

You'll have to let me know where that is. I'd go!!