12.03.2007

Reality Check

Over the weekend Vince and I made a quick trip to MS. His younger brother coaches a HS football team, and they played in the State Champs on Friday. Not to mention, his dad had just returned home from spending a few days in the hospital with a severe UTI. While we were there, we got to visit with some friends who completed a China adoption in Aug of 2006. Their daughter, Jenna, is absolutely precious...personality plus!

Jenna's mom, Lisa, and I were discussing the increasing wait time, and she mentioned a detail I hadn't noted yet: they were LID in Aug 2005, and China is just now processing dossiers from Dec 2005. Do the math-- it has taken the CCAA almost a year and a half to process a little over five months worth of adoptions.

We had already been doing some research of our own to get a grasp on the reality of the wait time that we're facing, and it appeared that the CCAA was backlogged anywhere from 25,000 to 30,000 applications. We wanted to believe these numbers were exaggerated but considering all the data, I'm sorry to say that I believe they are not...

3 comments:

Greg & Laura said...

Those are the same numbers that we've been told. It's hard to believe it is really moving this slow, but I guess the numbers don't lie. We'll keep you guys in our prayers as we all continue to endure this wait.

Greg & Laura said...

Those are the same numbers that we've been told. It's hard to believe it is really moving this slow, but I guess the numbers don't lie. We will keep you guys in our prayers as we all continue to endure the wait.

mrbjbb said...

Yes...if you want more analysis, check out chinaadopttalk.com I'm sure you're familiar with Rumor Queen. She does monthly assessments of the wait and projections. This is what helped us get our heads around the wait. We continue to pray for you guys as you assess your options.
Missy and Brad

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