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Adoption update, or lack there of….

October 11, 2008

I know it has been a while since I have posted on the status of our adoption, mostly because nothing has changed.  I was originally given a time frame of projected approval/unapproval of 6-8 weeks.  I am not sure when that started as I received the original email that our information was recieved and would be sent in a timely manner on 8.25.08.  I am figuring it was translated/sent out within the following 2 weeks.  Meaning, that we are about only 4 to 5 weeks into the originally projected waiting period.  That was before the strike.  Since some of you may/may not know, the judges in Colombia have been on strike for about 6 weeks give or take, meaning that the family courts are shut down, and depending on where you are in process, it may/may not prolong your wait.  Having said that, from what I can gather this does not affect families who have already submitted their dossier or are awaiting referral–we are the former.  So in theory I should be hearing news of some sort in the coming weeks.  However, as most of us realize, International Adoption is like riding a rollercoaster that has sometimes derailed, but somehow manages to get back on track.  So all I can do at this point, is pull down my lap bar, ride up to the top, close my eyes, put my hands in the air, and ride it all the way to the end!

4 Comments leave one →
  1. October 12, 2008 10:26 am

    Ugh, dealing with US and foreign governments is a big pain in the rear. Good luck 🙂

  2. October 13, 2008 7:35 am

    It seems like it takes about 2 weeks or so after you get the approval for you to be notified of it. So don’t get discuraged. Hope you feel better.

  3. live2roam permalink
    October 13, 2008 9:19 am


    Thanks so much for the info! It gives me some hope!!!!

  4. October 16, 2008 10:58 am

    We submitted our dossier 4/05 and didn’t hear of our approval until the end of 8/05. We actually had an approval date of 7/25/05. I think there is a delay of some sort.

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