Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Our file has arrived!!!

Our file was received by ICAB at 10:54am on Tuesday, February 26th (PI time). I can't believe that it is actually over there! It was 14 months ago that we filled out our Provincial application form for adoption. Now we just have to wait for ICAB approval. I am expecting to wait 2 - 3 months before we hear if we are approved or not and hopefully this time goes by quickly.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

We're finally out of NL!!

Our file is being sent off today at 2:00 pm to the Philippines! We have waited soooo long for this moment. It was supposed to be sent off on Tuesday, but yet another delay. Hopefully, the ICAB will receive our file in a week. I'm not sure how long it should take. Then it's another wait for ICAB approval. But right now we are one step closer to that point!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

I'm all set up!

I've spent lots of time reading other peoples blogs about adoption and I finally decided that I would like one as well. With help from my friend Sherri, it was all done in a matter of minutes. Brian and I started this process to adopt over a year ago and we are now waiting to have our dossier sent off to the Philippines. This was supposed to be done a few weeks ago, but there are always lots of delays when it comes to this adoption business (as I'm finding out). I'm hoping our file will be sent off this coming week and should be received by ICAB (Intercountry Adoption Board) in the Philippines by late February or early March. Then we have to wait for ICAB approval which may take 6 -8 weeks. If we receive ICAB approval, then we are on the official wait list. I can't wait for that point!!! We requested a boy or girl between the ages of 0 -2 years. The wait will probably be 24 months for a referral - hopefully faster though. We'll just have to wait and see.