Friday, April 09, 2010

No News Is.....

....No news. Sigh. I've been hoping to post an update that includes news about travel to Kazakhstan but things continue to move sloooooowly on the adoption front. We've updated a bunch of paper work so that is out of the way and I'm ever hopeful that "the call" is going to come any day. Its been 18 months since we've submitted our application to our agency. Its hard to believe that much time has passed and we still don't know when we'll be able to meet and hold our child. At this point in Molly and Aidan's adoption we were already home for a month. Doing my best to try and remain optimistic.

Life is very good otherwise. Molly and Aidan love school and have a full social calendar. We've had some unseasonably warm weather recently and we've been outside as much as possible digging, riding bikes, tooling around in the new jeep (theirs not ours), playing at our favorite parks and splashing around in the creek. Kindergarten registration was at the end of March and we're all set go. Molly and Aidan can hardly wait. So while waiting for news from Kazakhstan is difficult our life continues at full tilt and is filled with much joy.

Stay tuned.....
























8 comments:

Michele said...

Pat and Alli, I'm with you hundred percent. Still haven't heard a thing about my LOI. Like you, my complete dossier has been on it's journey for over a year and a half. I've also seen how the process in country has slowed down, so once we are there it will be much slower. The waiting is so hard.

D and A said...

Alli, I have been wondering about you and thinking of you. Hope you will hear something soon...meanwhile, you have two cute little peanuts to keep you busy!

Kristen said...

Here's hoping travel time comes quickly. Our entire journey took 1year, nine months- decision day to homecoming. You should be next!

Kristen, Annika and Amelia

Kelly and Sne said...

I share your frustration as we are 16 mos into ours this time around. But it seems things are starting to move a bit faster these days in Kaz so I'm holding out hope for 'any day now' too! Good luck! Great photos!

Anita said...

I know the waiting is soooo hard!!! I hope you get your call soon so you can be on your way. I guess there's a few of us with a long wait this time around. We just hit 23 months and are still waiting for the call... Who knows, maybe we'll both get the call soon and end up there at the same time!

I loved your photos of Molly and Aidan; beautiful as can be!

Manny said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog Allison. If you want to read a summary of our adoption journey, I've summarized it in this entry: http://jscafenette.com/2010/03/31/my-adoption-story/. The one thing that is out dated there is that we are not going to Astana any longer but have been redirected to Shymkent. Since you've gone through this process, I will read through your blog for whatever insight I can glean.

antoinette said...

would like to e-mail you (about adoption in Taraz) Is that possible ?

Pat and Alli said...

Antoinette,

Please email me at donohoe@ptd.net.

Thank you!
Allison