Dear Family and Friends,
This has been a most unusual month for the China adoption community. VERY limited in the rumor department - the only thing that is reasonably sure is that the CCAA will get through November 30, 2005 dossiers.
If that holds true it would be extremely disappointing since the last processed date (November 25) was a Friday in 2005 and that means 2 days, of the currently anticipated 5 total, would include a weekend! Very discouraging. I know I told all of you not to get your hopes up for an October referral, but I'll admit I was so hoping for it myself. But, God knows what He's doing and I take comfort in that.
The next few days will be torture. Waiting for either the CCAA website to update or for the rumor boards to pick up on who will be included or even if the CCAA sent out referrals at all, is a nail-biter. If the CCAA didn't mail them out already, then it will be another 2 weeks before we hear anything - China has a national holiday this coming week. Unlike most countries, when China has a national holiday, it's not just for one day, it's the whole week!
Oh well. Time to get ready for church.....