Yesterday I had a conference call with my social worker and another lady from our agency. It was one of the unhappiest day so far. I was so excited before the call thinking that they would tell me it could happen anytime since we our dossier has been DTE four months now. I was hoping that we would be getting a referral soon. It might take up to 4 more months before we get a referral or could take longer. I think it is going to be on the longer side. I guess because nothing has happened as we thought it was going too. Our age range is from 12m-3.5 years old. So if we want a boy who is 2 it could take up to 8 months before referral. However, everything on the profile sheet has what the needs we can meet of that child. So I guess if you want a child kind of healthy you could be waiting a LONG time. It doesn't matter if we have the money in the bank, bedroom done, clothes in the closet, and bags ready to be packed!!! We are ready for a picture of our little boy; so we thought?? Who knows?? We have been going on this roller coaster ride now for two years!!! I just want the ride to stop and to get on another ride. I am stressed out all the time because we think it is about to happen then it doesn't! Just more waiting!!! So I am not going to get my hopes up anymore. I really was going to adopt again after this adoption was finalized, but after all of this- No way!!! I just don't have what it takes to keep my emotions going up and down. Sometimes I wonder what is wrong with us?? Why can't we be the next family to get a referral? I don't know. I guess I just have to keep waiting......
Please keep praying for us to have the strength to keep sitting on this roller coaster because it is starting to freak me out!!!!!
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The McDade Family
- The McDades
- Hi! Our names are Shannon, Mark and Summer McDade. We are a family of three wanting to expand our family through adoption. We were planning to adopt from Taiwan, but the wait has helped us change countries to Ethiopia. God has a purpose foreverything and we are going to stay faithful and follow Him.