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The Collins Family

Saturday, April 11, 2009

16 Months & Still Waiting


Today, we have been officially waiting 16 months to receive our referral as we were approved by the ICAB of the Philippines on December 11th, 2007 and placed on their roster of approved families. Will month 17 be the one? Still waiting and hoping!

Sorry no exciting news on the adoption home front, but I will have some cute Easter pics of the girls to share early next week. This reminds me, I need to make sure their dresses are ironed and that I have little socks or white tights for them wear tomorrow. I always forget about those little accessories and am scrambling for something at the last minute. Happy Easter!


Renee and Brian said...

16 months gone and hopefully not many more to go! Everytime I check my e-mail I keep hoping to hear that either you or Joanne have received a referral. I really hope that you hear something this month! We have 11 months in so we have a bit more waiting to do but that's okay because we're really enjoying our time as a childless couple! But of course I can't wait to get a referral. Have a great Easter with your little girls and I look forward to lots of adorable pictures!

Julie said...

I hate watching you and Joanne wait while we get ready for our little girl. Everyday I hope to hear that you both have your referrals that day. Keep your chin up.

Amber said...

Happy Easter, and can't wait to see the adorable pictures of the girls...

Congratulations on 16 months!
Well, you're officially that much closer to finally holding your child in your arms now. Of course, I would much, much rather be congratulating you on your referral, but that will come very soon...I wish the waiting period wasn't so darn long! If it's any comfort, I'm hearing some couples are waiting five years to adopt from China!!

In the meantime, hope you had a great weekend, and all the best to you and your family!

Joanne said...

I hope you guys hear something very, very soon! The wait doesn't get any easier, at least for me it hasn't ;), but we're still hanging in there. We know it'll happen eventually. Keeping you guys in my prayers!

Julie said...

Jenny, are you on the Yahoo group? Email me sometime when you get a chance.

Jenny said...

Yes, I do visit the Yahoo group occasionally. It is hard for me to keep up with all the threads. I will look you up and try to contact you through your email from that site. Congratulations on your referral. I hope to hear all about your trip and that you travel soon. :)

Renee and Brian said...

I have Julie's e-mail address and I tried to send it to you but it bounced back to me. E-mail me at renee_squires@yahoo.ca and I'll give you the address.