Saturday, May 16, 2009

We are Officially on the List!

We got the official call from our case worker yesterday to let us know that we are on the list for a referral of a baby boy or girl, whichever is available first. We are so excited to take this next step!! Our official numbers are:

for a boy under 12 months old (estimated wait time for a referral 2-4 months)

for a girl under 12 months old (estimated wait time for a referral 8-9 months)

So as you can see, we are planning on a boy which we are very excited about. Now we wait. We will get a call from our case worker each month letting us know our new official numbers as we move up the list. And then once we get our referral, there is a flurry of paperwork to fill out and then we wait for our court date and to pick up our little boy. They estimate the time between getting a referral and picking up your child to be 3-5 months. So our total wait time from now until we go get our son is 5-9 months sometime between October and February.

Thanks to the support of family and friends, we have been given $4,555 toward our adoption with $10,350 left to go.


  1. YEAH! I'm so excited for you guys! Addison and John Jr. will be best of friends! I think we're a few weeks away from the waitlist now...

  2. Congratulations!!!! This is very exciting!