24 February, 2008

A little adoption blah, blah, blah

I've been kind of antsy about accreditation the last week or so. I wouldn't so much call it "down" or "discouraged." Antsy is the only word I can think to describe it. I had SO hoped we'd hear something around Valentines day.

There has been a report on FRUA that an agency has contacted their families to let them know that everything is signed and they're in the next accreditation certification group. They won't know anything official until next week (the 28th again???) Here's the post:

Posted on Saturday, February 23, 2008 - 09:18 am:

OMG, we got an email from our agency sent yesterday that said that they got word (call) that they were in the group that was just reaccredited this week!!!!!!!!!!!!! However, it won't be OFFICIAL until next week! I sooooo hope it's true, our agency has always been very cautious about this, so it should really be true!!! Here's to ALL our agencies being in this group!!!

P.S. Ulymama, I know what you mean, we first started trying to adopt from Russia back in 2005, we went back to it last summer, it's just been forever....

May next week bring the news we've all been waiting for.....


Oh my goodness how I hope and pray with all my might that our agency is in this group! It has just got to happen soon!!!

So many people ask us why we have stuck it out with our agency this long. It is just not financially feasible for us to switch. We investigated a month or so back on switching and it would be another $30,000 for us and we just cannot do it. We are completely paid at our agency and all we'll need to pay from here on out is for travel and the "in Russia" stuff such as the Visa, doctor's visit, orphanage donation and consulate registration. Plus we really love our agency. They really have our best interest at heart and they are hurting too. Russia is their biggest program.

So, I guess we'll find out next week if we're in or out this month. What's done is most likely already done, now we just have to wait it out - again.

Edited Wednesday night 2/27: Still no word on accreditation. Our casemanager has been out of the office and I've been chicken to call the director. I've still got the 28th in my mind, so if we don't hear anything tomorrow, I'll call the director on the 29th.

10 comments:

Allison said...

Oh, I hope this is really true! You've waited for this for so long. I pray that you hear good news soon!

Shane & Marie said...

I hope your agency is in the next batch. You deserve for things to start moving quickly!

Michael and Carrie said...

I hope Buckner is on that list! I can't wait to hear that your dossier is registered!!! :)

jessy said...

They haven't given you an update--whether they think they will be in the next batch or not?
I'm praying that it will be the 28th. We will be in Houston that day for the group part of our adoption homestudy, but I'll be rushing back to see if you've posted the great news. Let it be a good day for adoptions all around!!!!!
How long after accreditation do you think they will be getting referrals?

Adrienne and Jim said...

Oh Suz, I would completely stick with your agency too with all of the fees you've already paid. I hope they are on the list!! I know you are past ready to meet your child. I really hope it's soon!!

Chelley said...

I pray that you hear news from a distant land very soon!

Annie said...

Well, God bless you.... I have to say, though, that we adopted our five for about 15,000 each, so with the tax credit (and the fact that each time we enjoyed Moscow for two weeks), this was really "do-able". We just got LUCKY. The first time we considered adoption, I got information on cost and immediately gave up. Fortunately, we stumbled on our agency and were able to adopt despite being solidly middle-class (well, maybe even "lower" middle class.) I am only saying this because I would really encourage everyone to not give up, but to explore all options. Foreign adoption is possible without spending that much.

Debbie B said...

Ugh! This waiting is really hard for you I know.
I'm glad you stuck with them. They really are great and they will see you through it all to the end.
I check the lists daily to see if they're up yet. I won't stop until they are.

Dede said...

I hope your agency is in the next batch and that it comes soon!

MMrussianadoption said...

it will happen soon. i feel it. i would have done the same thing as you. who can afford to change after paying all that money?