Saturday, May 17, 2008

I know you love pics...

No adoption news. File is still in Australia. The new China officer started with the Department and sent us an email to introduce herself. Who are these other couples we are waiting for? PLEASE HURRY UP! Every week the file stays here could potentially add months to the wait. I've even had a few fleeting thoughts of trying to have a baby in the meantime. Don't get excited, there's been no serious contemplation, just fleeting thoughts as I ponder the extending wait and my age.

To more positive news, the IAFQ 30th Anniversary picnic was held three weeks ago. That's how long it has taken me to make the time to get the pics of my camera and write about it.

Official reports are that there were about a hundred attendees.


Country flags flapping in the wind.


Lainie, my adoption blogging sista, and I.


The patient couple.

8 comments:

D said...

Do I need to send an email to this officer and light a fire under her?

~*~Sandie~*~ said...

I really feel for you, Emma & Aaron. You probably have time to have 6 babies between now and when you are allocated, the way things are going. But if you have even one... your file is pulled. It's a crappy system.

Kristen said...

Good to hear from you Emma, but not that your FINISHED file is still sitting there... uugghhhhhh...

what are those people waiting... they are truly on the "slow boat to China".

My good friend, decided to have a bio child while waiting (LID 12/06)... I don't know if it's different here (basically doesn't effect the adoption at all with this wait). So if you can without disrupting anything you've worked so long and hard for.. than it's something to consider.

Loved the photos!!!
Kristen

leisa said...

Hi Em
Met one of your "batch to be" companions at the last IAFQ dinner. Nice couple and ready to go just like you. Aussie bloggers have gone a bit quiet, must be winter hibination.

leisa said...

sorry hibernation not hibination

Amanda and Andrew said...

Hi Emma,
Just wanted to let you know I'm thinking of you,a and hoping that your file is about to head off to China - it's your turn, well and truly!
I often look for updates (hoping you may have good news). I can't wait until you have good news.
Amanda.

Blondie said...

Hi honey,

Just popped in after a long hiatus from blogging and noticed my ugly mug on your page... lol...

Hope this comment finds you well and ready to edit the IAFQ magazine...

Take care,
Lainie

Blondie said...

Hi honey,

Just popped in after a long hiatus from blogging and noticed my ugly mug on your page... lol...

Hope this comment finds you well and ready to edit the IAFQ magazine...

Take care,
Lainie