Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Ignorance was bliss....

You know how people can say too much information is a bad thing? Well I think that is so true. Especially in the adoption world. Too much medical information in a referral can make you decline a child who would eventually have no problems or issues. Too much information about quotas and cutoff dates, can also be a horrible thing. Our agency and other agencies around the US are getting hit by Eastern, the adoption agency in Korea, and their quotas. Last year apparently the same thing happened. Brent and I received our referral in October, so we really never planned to travel until January or Feburary. Not that we didn't want to travel earlier, BUT when they said a 3-6 month wait, we planned for the 6 months. We didn't want to get our hopes up that we could travel any sooner than that. Right now so many people in our agency that have had referrals since this summer have apparently been hit by the quota and won't be able to travel to pick up their kids until next year. Brent and I were completely obliviously to this quota. I had no idea that it even exsisted until this all started happening a couple of months ago through the Dillon forum. Our ignorance was blissful. We didn't have this extra worry. We didn't have to worry about it being spring before we travled, b/c that's what we had expected from the beginning. I hate that people from our agency and others are having to deal with this. I pray for you all each time I visit the forum or your websites. I know that I would have been right there along with you had this been us last year had we known about the quota. I'm so thankful that God provided in ways that we unimaginable for us to bring Paxton home so quickly. As I look at him watching Elmo in the living room, I know that I would have climbed through heaven and earth to have him home with me. Prayers for all of you still waiting for your babies to come home.

1 comment:

Schlabach Clan said...

I am right there with you. I pray for all the families waiting to bring their son or daughter home. I found out about the quota when filing the paperwork for Maya, it was one of the changes since we had brought the boys home. Because of our referral time, we knew there was a huge chance of missing her first birthday. But God completely blessed us with our call in October.