I have been off the blog for a little over a month now and I miss blogging, but have nothing real positive in the way of adoption news to report and since things have been real hectic at work, I have just "skipped it". So, now it's time to play blog catch up.
Here is what is happening on the adoption front:
As most of you know, the US and Vietnam are not renewing their agreement for international adoptions, so the program will be closing on September 1, 2008. According to the US Embassy in Vietnam's report on April 25, 2008: http://vietnam.
This news came on the heels of an AP article released April 24, 2008: http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5glMEDDL7fjUBcTw6pZgpPq9nf-UQD908I2J01
In case of any changes, I have copied and pasted the details of the reports and the article and posted them here on my blog for reference, they are under the date they were released.
We are not sure if we would pursue another country adoption domestic or foreign if this one falls through. And we truly believe that we have a daughter in Vietnam, waiting for us to become her forever family. So we wait, and hope to hear some bit of good news every day.
Vietnamese law states that our agency cannot discuss whether or not there are babies/ children in the orphanages until they are paper ready, so we haven't heard anything, but remain optimistic that they must be working on getting orphans paper ready or something, rather than just stringing us along until the expiration date.
I am trying to remain hopeful and optimistic, it is hard.
I hope that I can look back at this article next Mother's Day and smile and hug our daughter and say, "Wow, I remember how tough that was! Glad its over now."