Friday, February 10, 2006

Man plans, God laughs

Today is the six month anniversary of our log in date with CCAA. Officially, we started the adoption process for Baby S a full year and 3 days ago! After months of research, we finally chose and submitted our application to CCAI on February 7, 2005. At that time, we anticipated that we would have our little girl by February '06 and be a family of three. But here it is, February 2006 and no little girl in sight.

During the paper chase we had a few delays with getting some of the paperwork from England thus, getting our dossier submitted and logged in at CCAA took a little longer than anticipated. But, based on what was happening with referrals we were at least, still on track to get our referral by February '06. In my mind, everything was set. Travel to China in the spring of '06 where we wouldn't have to worry about winter clothes, wouldn't sweat our butts off...Perfect! Have little Baby S for 7 or 8 months, working to get her adjusted and into a routine before it was time to whisk her off to Aruba in December for a few weeks of beach, sun and fun. Then we would follow that with a trip to England in the Spring of '07 to meet and see Eammon's Mum and family.

Well who knows what the timeline is now and I have given up tying to plan. Why? Because someone is having a giant belly laugh... I planned and look what happened!


  1. Nothing ever works out exactly as planned, especially the topsy turvy world of adoption! Just keep looking forward - it will all work out in the end.

  2. Love, love, love the title of this post! How true!!!

  3. Boy can I relate. I had this all planned out to a T...take the end of the school year off, have the whole summer with baby before going back to work, etc, etc, etc. Oh well, I'll wait, what else can I do? LOL


  4. Definitely not the timeframe I had in mind either. We'll get there!

  5. Oh yah! Who would have thought timelines could change so drastically, so quickly?

    I'm hoping to be DTC later this month or early March...and hoping to travel sometime before the Beijing Olympics! :o)

  6. It's frustrating when the process slows down! We were fortunate that it sped up when we were waiting for our first daughter (from projected 10-12 months to an actual 8.5) - now we are experiencing the opposite. Oh well I know we will get there and it will be wonderful! Hang in there!

  7. Life's what happens while we are busy planning! That's a tough thing to say for a control freak like myself.

    Hang in there Lisa, I have a funny feeling we'll be celebrating great referral news at Sonia's or soon after. I don't get a lot of "feelings" so let's hope that this one is right :)


  8. Lisa - If there is one thing I have learned through this adoption it is nothing goes according to plan. I am a planning freak so this is definitely a challenge for me. But at least we can rest assured that it will happen. Eventually. Someday.

  9. Lisa - the comments you left on my blog summed it all up. If we only knew when we would find everything out, then maybe each month milestone would be easier to celebrate!

    We're all in this together......hmmm, that doesn't make it any easier, does it?


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