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The Collins Family

Thursday, December 11, 2008

One Year Ago Today...

One year ago today, we were officially placed on the ICAB of the Philippines list of approved families for adoption. We have now been waiting for our referral for 1 year. After talking with our agency a couple of weeks ago, I had high hopes of receiving our referral sometime this month. Even though the month is coming to an end with the Christmas holiday right around the corner, I am still staying optimistic and hoping that they maybe will squeeze in our referral before the holidays. There is still time. God is really teaching me about patience. Patience, patience, patience. Good things come to those who wait. :)

Two families that we have met (one through Holt and one through blogging) are traveling this weekend to Manila to meet and bring home their sons. They are even staying at the same hotel. You can visit the Nalagan family and the Ribar family through their blogs and wish them safe travel.

Tonight was the Parent as Teachers Christmas Activity Night and we went specifically to see the big guy in the red suit. Even Addy sat on Santa's lap, but not until after Jaidyn did and she knew it was a safe situation. Santa was super nice, but was wasn't as round and chubby as the books that we have been reading all month have led us to believe. We are definitely going to have to set out some cookies and milk, up his calorie intake and fatten up ol' Santa.





Anonymous said...

Wow, it's been a year already? I really hope you guys hear about a referral soon. Dennis and I have been waiting 11 months and we also had really high hopes that we would hear something this month too. No worries, our time will come and before we know it we will be feeling the same giddy happy feelings that Rachel is feeling! Hang in there. I love the photos of your family!

Renee and Brian said...

Congrats Jenny on reaching the 1 year mark. We are 7 months in and I must say, the time is passing quickly. Did you agency actually say that they expected you to have a referral soon? If so, that is so exciting and I hope that it's true. Who knows, your turn to receive a referral could be right around the corner! How exciting!

Jenny said...

Our agency did say that they wouldn't call us without emailing us first if it was for anything other than our referral. We are just one of the 2 couples left from 2007 acceptals waiting for a referral from our agency. YOu really just never know, but hopefully in the next month of so.

To The Moon and Back said...

Jenny, I know its hard somedays to remain optimistic. I myself ride a rollercoaster of emotions during the wait. But hang in there and trust that everything will happen when it's meant to.