Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Finally a little good news.

I am finally starting to find a few things out about the update process here in Newfoundland. We were told today that we will definitely need to complete our Provincial update before our update will be sent to ICAB. They told us there is currently at least a 3 month wait to be matched with a social worker to begin the update process and then we'll need to redo our medicals, criminal checks, references etc. Once the update is completed, it will go through 3 levels in order to get approved. The entire process would take around 8 months. If we use a private social worker, it will only take 4 to 5 months to complete which is still a VERY long time. We are getting some information on the private agency and then we will probably go this route.

The good news is that the adoption consultant sent off an e-mail to ICAB stating that we are still interested in adopting and that they are in the process of completing our update. They didn't tell ICAB that the update will take forever to reach them. At least ICAB now knows that we are still interested and hopefully they will not delay matching us with a child until they receive our update.

It was two years ago today that our original dossier was sent to ICAB. Where has the time gone! We had a great weekend away with our friends. We enjoyed playing cards, scrabble, playing pictionary and of course eating lots of great food. We did two beautiful hikes with the dogs and watched alot of the olympics. Another great weekend over!

8 comments:

Julie said...

I'm glad that you could find a little good news on your 2 year anniversary. I'm so sorry to hear that you have waited so long. You have such a great attitude and I hope you get your referral soon!

thetiesthatbindourfamily said...

I'm glad you were able to clear up what goes on with the update process. I agree with what Julie said. You have such a great attitude. I'm praying once you get a referral, that the update process will be given top priority so you can bring your little one home sooner rather than later...

filipinobambino said...

I third what Julie and Joanne said :) You always have such a positive outlook on life.

Tam-A-Roo said...

Oh Renee!
I'm so glad that you have some good news! Hopefully the update process will go smoothly, and that you'll be getting your proposal really...really...REALLY SOON!!

sabine said...

Hi Renee and Brian,


great this is just good news
We hope you hear something soon from ICAB.
we hope you get your referral soon.
greetings sabine

Sherri said...

So glad to hear you are finally getting all the info you need and feel more settled with it.
Do you get the feeling the gov. is trying to push us all the way of the private social workers?

Glad you had such a great weekend.

Renee and Brian said...

Sherri, I know that Lynanne totally gave me the feeling that she preferred I go somewhere else so they'd have less work to do. She's supposed to let me know next Tues or Wed exactly how long our wait to be matched with a social worker will be. If it's long, I'll go private.

Allison Family said...

Glad you finally heard some good news. I will pray that the update goes much faster than predicted and you hear something soon!!!