Thursday, April 30, 2009
After finding out that our file was officially approved by the Thai Red Cross we were told we have anywhere from a year to two years before we get a referral. I am starting to feel discouraged. If anyone out there has any advice or what the wait was for them I would love to hear it. I know that each and every case is different but hearing some encouraging words would be nice right about now! We have already started on our litttle persons room. We our assuming it will be a little boy because that is the majority of healthy babies that come from the Thai Red Cross, but I am waiting to paint because knowing my luck I would paint all boy colors and end up getting a little girl (:
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Well finally we have a little to update everyone on. Everything has gone so smoothly up until our file to Thailand. Our dossier was recieved by the Thai Red Cross on December 31st we had to be formally approved by the Thai board in order to be put on the waiting list. WACAP could not give us a definitive timeline so we waited and prayed. Finally the director of Asian programs for WACAP went over to Bangkok last month and visited with all orphanages. We were then informed that we had been approved in February Woohoo!!! We were also told that our file had gone on to the DSDW. Of course me being me panicked and sent several emails asking what this meant. I thought that maybe some questions had arised about us and that we could possibly be denied. I was told by the Thai coordinator that no Rindy you have already been approved and that the DSDW is like the departmen of social and welfare services here in the states. So everything has to go through them. After reading through the paperwork on the process I am still a bit confused about the whole thing usually your paperwork does not go to the DSDW until they have found a match for you so either they have a child in mind for us right now or I dont know. YIKES I hate not knowing.