Greetings from the South! We wanted to share a small update we received today with everyone. First of all, we have been pressuring our agency to let us know where we are "in line" for our referral. Since they are not the only agency registered in Vlad, its difficult to determine how many families are ahead of us. We did find out that we are close to the top (not on top, but in the pile) for our particular child request. Even though this doesn't give us a time frame on a referral, it does seem to give us a light at the end of our tunnel.
We have been reading that referral times in Russia have slowed from a 1 - 6 months wait to a 1 - 10 month wait. This was confirmed today as well, so along with potentially good news, comes potentially not so good news!
With that said, we are not frustrated yet. Of course, we would like to move forward with this process as quickly as possible, but feel blessed to be where we are within the process. We are using our time to work on our 'to do' list and educate ourselves about institutionalized behaviors/issues, fundraising, etc.
Thanks for all the support!