Tuesday, January 31, 2012

New January 2012 Number!!!

We got an email this afternoon from our AGCI case worker, K! She had our new January 2012 waitlist number for us!  I am always so ready to get our new number, and since this was the very last day of the month I was really hoping to get it today!

So here it is...
#17!!!

Yep, we are "officially" #17 on the AGCI girl waitlist for January!

And the best news is that I know that we are really already #16 on the "unofficial" list!  Well, we have been moving A LOT slower down the waitlist over the past six months or so.  The adoption process in Ethiopia just seems to be slowing down with all the extra scrutiny over paperwork for orphans.  We appreciate their efforts to keep adoption ethical in Ethiopia, but it's hard to be in the midst of such a drastic slowdown in our adoption process.

We are now moving down the list at average of about 2 spots a month.  Slowly, but surely.  We have no idea when we will reach #1 on the list, but we are still hoping and praying that it will be in the 18-24 month time frame that AGCI is estimating for the wait.  For us, that would be anytime between March and September (probably closer to September, if things continue to move slowly).

Of course, I am always PRAYING that God will speed things up and bring us closer to our Caroline Faith a lot sooner than we can even imagine!

We trust Him, and we trust His timing.

"I call on you, my God, for you will answer me; turn your ear to me and hear my prayer."   Psalm 17:6

12 comments:

Meredith said...

Wahoo for January numbers! And some movement. Praying this coming month brings more referrals and brings you closer to Caroline Faith

Colin and Jess said...

Praise God on the sweet 16 number!

Sharen said...

How exciting Alison, I'll be praying for patience for you, but also that God might swiftly bring your little girl home to your arms!

Sarah Broadus said...

I know it feels slow but this time last year, you were #60! 16 is SOOO much closer! I can not wait to make my "Welcome Home Caroline Faith" sign for the airport!

The Annessa Family said...

WAHOOO!!!!!!!!! Celebrating with you!!!!!!!

Brooke
www.TheAnnessaFamily.com

G said...

Yay for 16!!!! Seriously love watching your numbers drop!

And awesome to see you over the weekend! :)
~Gini :)

Brittany said...

Hope you get her home soon! You have such a beautiful family!

Megan said...

Sweet 16 and waiting for a kiss (from Caroline Faith, of course!)

Home Project Manager said...

I was just looking at your blog header pictures. Can't wait to see your little Caroline Faith's face in place of the framed ET picture. Albeit, I do think the framed picture is precious, but really looking forward to celebrating your referral!

P.S. I started getting sick today...started talking and it was like a frog replaced my voice. I'm going for sexy sultry sounding...HA!

woosterweester said...

Yay Alison! So great to meet you at C4C, and SO excited for these low numbers!!!! Woohoo!

Ashley said...

yea!!! so exciting!

Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

We're tracking right behind ya. Gladney doesn't give a list but you can kinda do the numbers and we are somewhere between 20-24, and they have been giving 2-3 referrals a month. Maybe it will magically speed up.