Born in China

Intercountry Adoption Through My Eyes and Beyond

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January15

Referrals have moved by three days to the 13th October 2006.

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The box has changed!

December7

Referrals have moved on by two days to 10th October 2006.  A tiny batch but still moving forward…

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Wow!

November2

Some good news on referrals for a change!  A bumper month – we have finally got through September and the box has moved to 8th October 2006.  There is true elation in the internet waiting room for adoptions from China!  I’m putting positive vibes out there, for the rest of 2006 to pass quickly as I believe through stats provided by RQ that there are not so many people logged in, as within previous months…

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The Box has changed!

October5

The CCCWA have now altered the referral box for NSN adoptions to 24th September and Rumour Queen has updated the box on her site too!

I am so happy to say that for now she is continuing to run her blog and the upset over the last week or so has passed.  I feel for the time, being less unsettled but the whole business has forced me to realise that I cannot rely on the work of this amazing person to carry me throughout this whole journey of torture…

Speaking with my husband this morning I think we need to contact the designated Intercountry Adoption case study worker for us at the DFES to start pushing for additional support as there is so much unrest online about the future of NSN referrals.  I know I can wait another 3 years if I have to, to get Molly May if China remain true to their promise of matching us but it is just cruel to keep us and all those like us out hanging on for something that they have no intention of honouring in the the long term.

Surely, it would be against the Hague Convention Act that China have signed up to not to offer NSN adoptions alongside SN referrals?

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Disappointing rumour!

September20

just logged onto Rumour Queen this morning and the word is that referrals have only moved on one day from 21st September to the 22nd.  I know that we are still months/ years away from our match and so I shouldn’t be shocked but I feel really angry at this news!  I can cope with two or three days of referrals each month but one day seems so cruel!  I thought we would be through September by beginning of November but I think it won’t be until the end of the year now!  I need to focus my energy on something positive today- so I’m heading for my yoga mat!

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August24

Just logged into Rumour Queen’s blog today and the news is that referrals are up to 21st September 2006!  A tiny batch but none the less still moving forward!  I think we will see the back of this month by the end of October at this rate but it was always going to be a nightmare one because of the policy change that took place at the time.  Record numbers of applications were processed during this month due to the change in criteria being enforced in 2006.

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August1

Referrals have moved on again and are upto September 19th 2006!

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July3

This is belated but is great news as referrals are now up to September 15th 2006.  This was much better than expected!

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May7

Referrals are up to September 4th 2006.  Only 265 days to get through before it is our turn!

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