Something about our agency that suits us well is the fact that we get to know our "place in line" during the wait time. Once our paperwork was all authenticated in Washington D.C. at the Dept. of State and the Ethiopian Embassy, it was mailed back to our agency. It was then that we were officially a waiting family and placed on the wait list. It was an exciting day that we found out we are lucky number......68! :)
We can watch the number decline as referrals come in for families before us. We get monthly updates on the first business day of the month from our agency. From what we've seen so far, the referrals in a month vary widely. For example, October had 13 (which was abnormally large from what we hear) and November had none. So far in groups we're a part of through our agency we hear 'chatter' and December sounds like it's been quiet as well.
So, we are just celebrating our number 68 this Christmas and hope you have a wonderful holiday as well. Merry Christmas!