Monday, February 11, 2008

Ups and Downs of International Adoption

We know that we have been blessed with many wonderful people that are supporting us and helping us through the adoption process. But some days are harder than others.

Today we read the following post on one of the Ukraine adoption Yahoo groups:

"Submission for dossiers at the SDA is done through a list. Unless you are adopting a child with very special needs, no walkin, 'hand in' dossiers are accepted. Presently they are still working on the backlog from 2007, and it appears that the first 5months of this year they will be doing just that, THEN they will start to accept new dossiers. If your facilitator goes to the SDA today with a completed dossier in hand, but has NO submission appointment, (as they just started giving new submission dates out for year 2008, that means they aren't a carry over from 2007), then you will be given a number to submit. Presently they are up tonumber 1350, which will mean that your dossier won't even besubmitted to the SDA till around August 2008. There is a public list posted and presently they have through March 31 with the first 350. So if you have been told that you have a submission number of 600, do the math and figure you won't have our dossier submitted for review till June 2008. All documents still need to have the 6 months 'in effect', on the expiration dates, thus you must update your documentsto be 'good' at submission. The SDA is adhering to the 1453 total of adoptions for 2008."

Does that mean we have to wait until 2009 for our first adoption? I'm trying to find out if this information is accurate, but the only thing certain with internation adoption is uncertainty.

Hopefully this will help you understand why we cannot tell you when we will travel to Ukraine. There is no way to tell.


Anonymous said...

Oh, you guys! I am so sorry to hear this! I think the hardest part of the wait is all the info flying around on the don't know what to believe and what to ignore. Hang in there and focus on getting stuff done now. Because though it feels as if time is running backwards, before you know it, you will be busy with KIDS and nothing else will get done! You continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. Hope to see you both on Sunday.

p.s. I know that you guys are super-organized, so if you need projects, my house is always available for your energies....!

Anonymous said...

Keep your spirits up! Remeber there is a plan for you to have children-there just may be a few bumps in the road getting them.

stefanie said...

I hate to hear the rumors that people start. I saw your post and wanted to encourage you not to believe everything you hear. I spoke with my facilitator who has been doing adoptions in UA since 1998 and this information is not factual. Hang tough and know that God is working things on behalf of you and your child. Stefanie

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