This disappointing message was posted on CWA's web board yesterday. I think it is ironic that they are giving so much information now on the web board. When I was impatient and freaking out over every single delay during our dossier preparation, I was told I was being difficult (yes, I still have not gotten over that one!) and that they were doing the best they could. Well... they have gotten better and even if the news just plain stinks, at least we are getting regular updates.
Dear China Families,
Many of you have already seen the CCAA website which states that the next referral group will be for families with log-in dates from June 6 - June 15, 2005. CWA doesn't have any families with log-in dates during this time period, so we are not expecting any referrals this time.
I know how breathtakingly disappointing this news must be for many of you, and my heart goes out to you. I get many calls and e-mails from families who are feeling despair, anxiety, anger, and confusion about the long referral wait time. I know this is extremely difficult emotionally, and also very difficult from a practical point of view. It's hard to make plans when the timeline is so uncertain. Also, many of you are growing concerned about when your CIS approval will expire, and asking what will be involved in re-applying to the CIS. (We'll talk about this next week.)
So I am bringing you this disappointing news, but I also send my sympathy and support to each of you. I know this is much harder than anyone expected it to be...
This totally disappointing but it's not totally unexpected. I still believe that it will be a little bit sooner. When we began this process, we thought we'd be in China this summer. Now it's more like summer of '07. Who knew?? Do I regret choosing China?? Not for one minute. As many people have said, our daughter is in China. We're not just out to get any baby.... we're finding our Lexi Jayne! (I'm trying out her middle name just in case we don't keep her Chinese name as her middle name.... sounds great to me!) So in light of all of this....what do we do in the meantime???