O.K. New concern. Someone posted a message to the Russian_adoption group (which I am not a part of now) that said...
"...letters have been sent out to the families. Yep, some "lucky" families were told that "Gee, we are sorry that we can't complete your adoptions. You are in our prayers". Oh, here is your refund." ...Then some families received a letter that says, "Let us know if you want us to continue on your international adoption. HOWEVER, IF we aren't accrediated by April 1 we are giving your money back. You are in our prayers."
Hmmmm. I don't know what agency is being referred to here, but at least they offered a refund, if nothing else. I am just wondering- have some agencies given up? Because I thought it was certain that eventually all of the agencies would get reaccredited. I just wish I knew what was going on for real. My husband has decided the "denying it will ever happen approach" is best.
I was looking through a catalog of toddler gadgets and clothes and suggesting to Mike that we get this backpack baby bag, instead of the traditional kind. The conversation went something like this:
Me: "See this... we should get this backpack baby bag."
Mike shaking his head: "I think we would need a baby for that."
Me: "We are getting a baby."
Mike: " I'll believe it when I see it."
This is why we don't have any baby stuff yet. Nothing. We have a room with a bed. Not even a girly bedspread. It's just blue.
I argue, "All of the other adoption bloggers show off their nurseries and baby clothes and new quilts." This doesn't faze him.
So what is going to happen is that when the referral DOES come. We will be woefully unprepared. I just need you all to agree with me so I can get some more support and ammunition to back up my argument. This way I can go on a shopping spree for cute baby girl stuff.
Of course, then it might be harder if the wait goes on and on and I am staring at all of the unused things. Do you all find that to be the case?
Labels: waiting for referral, what to buy for your adopted child