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Sunday, August 20, 2006

A Little Angst

Despite efforts to stay away from the rumor boards, we've been watching the latest developments. The wait time continues to rise faster than the cost of gasoline. An 18 month wait from LID to referral looks very possible now (most recent referral group: 12.5 months). Rumors of potential new restrictions being made on adoptive parent applications are swirling like crazy. While I don't think we have much to be concerned about (unless they suddenly decide they don't want to give a baby to someone with controlled hypertension, or disregard their tradition of grandfathering LID families when new rules come out). But, it's still disheartening. Singles may be excluded soon. There may be a cap on ages and much tighter restrictions on past personal history, health, etc.

I find it all disconcerting since word came recently that Korea is slowly shutting down their international adoption program. I can't speak to that since I don't know all the reasons why, but it appears that IA is becoming more and more complicated and more challenging for adoptive parents. And while I understand a nation's desire to find homes for its children in-country, there are far, far more babies than domestic households that can take them. And it feels, from this end of things, that a lot of red tape is holding up the uniting of children and those who very much want to become their parents right now.


  • Hang in there... I understand and feel your angst. Our LID is 8/3/2006 and we are in a very similar situation (down to the controlled hypertension, which is a little eerie). But, at the end of this long wait, there is a reward. I know that this isn't much comfort, but I keep telling myself, what is a few more months of waiting when we will have a lifetime with the child. Cold comfort, I guess.

    By Blogger Dana, at 1:03 PM  

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