Saturday, January 13, 2007

Waiting is No Game

Well, my friends, I've hit an impatient spot in the long wait for Lily (or a boy). I just got so anxious yesterday that for a few minutes I considered what it would take to change our adoption country to Guatemala. Short referral times and lots of healthy little boys made the process look pretty inviting.

Every program has it's glitches. You may get a quick referral from Guatemala but the wait time from referral to travel is almost as long as the wait from LID to referral for China. Also, since the Hague Convention was signed, there is a chance that the Guatemala program may close altogether. Now that would be a major bummer. So, all in all, changing countries would not benefit us much and may cause more problems.

Really, it's not the direction we want to go. I want Mya to have a sibling of similar background. I want them to be able to share their thoughts and feelings about being abandoned in China and adopted by a caucasian American family. I want them to go through their teen years together.

So, in conclusion, I have got to be patient and I hate that. In a McDonalds society, I want a drive-thru response time but life isn't like McDonalds.

5 viewers thoughts.:

Steffie B. said...

Oh Verna.....you'd better find something to fill the time! I'm impatiently sitting here waiting for the 171H. Everything is ready to be stated sealed and sitting in my pretty little Asisn bag that I bought just for this process! I keep telling myself as soon as we are DTC AND as soon as I get that LID, I'll be fine! Yeah, right!

Emmie said...

We are having a hard tume waiting too! Just remember everything will happen when it's supposed to.

nikki said...

Waiting is one of the absolute hardest things to do -- especially the wait to expand your family.
I'm still WAITING to see if we will ever be able to expand ours.
This God of ours sure does work in mysterious ways.

Colleen said...

You said it in a nutshell. It's so difficult for out society to be patient. It's the complete oppisite of my now deceased father-in-law. He had patience most all the time.

The Shocks said...

We are there with you. I am getting impatient waiting for our I-171H.