Today marks two years since we were logged into the CCAA, the China Center of Adoption Affairs. When we first started the process in fall 2005, the wait was less than a year. With that kind of timeline, we could have been back already with our baby girl and logged in for her sister.
The current wait for a referral is 29 months but the timeline continues to increase. The snail pace referral rate is a drag. It's hard not to become disgruntled with China's slow down. We thank God that Jack is in our lives. We hope that our friends who are in the adoption process will be blessed in incredible ways during their wait. A couple in our adoption wait group switched to special needs and are headed to China this week. I can't imagine what they must be feeling now. I'm sure I wouldn't be able to sleep.
As for us? We may end up waiting another two years. In hindsight, I can't believe two years have already passed, but looking ahead, two more years seem like a long time. I may be evolving to a slug along the way. They are slower than snails, right?