We were matched with Ruthie on January 14th. Based on average wait times, our RA should have arrived in April. Clearly it didn't and then swine flu hit and everything was delayed. Swine flu delays cleared up in early May but still our RA did not arrive. Finally after much prodding, our agency agreed to check on our paperwork to make sure that nothing was wrong. Several weeks ago they said that the CCAA indicated that our paperwork was complete. Based on their estimation they felt it could arrive back any day then to as late as the 2nd week of June.
Well this is the last day of the 2nd week of June and we still have NOTHING. There is a website called China Adopt Talk that is a group composed of thousands of adopting parents. They have a chart of people's wait times. Other than 1 family that had something seriously wrong with their paperwork in November, we have been waiting longer than ALL OF THEM. The next group of people waithing for their paperwork were matched in MARCH!
This is such a hard position to be in because if we try to go through other means to check on our paperwork, we have been told that it could backfire on us, but we feel like just another number with our agency and sometimes they don't even return our calls. I am sure this is because they have nothing to tell us.
Please pray for us today that our paperwork would arrive and that if it doesn't we will handle the dissapointment ok and know what to do next.
Psalm 33:18-19 (New International Version)
18 But the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him,
on those whose hope is in his unfailing love,
19 to deliver them from death
and keep them alive in famine.