It is estimated that there are 5 million orphans in Ethiopia. Soon it will be 5 million minus ONE!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010!

Every day I wake up and wonder is today the day. Then another day comes and goes with no referral call.
When I was pregnant, I watched many hours of the show "A Baby Story." Now many days are spent finding youtube videos or other adoption blogs of families sharing their story. For many months I had been stalking other AGCI family blogs who were ahead of us on the referral list to see if they had any news on their progression, which would effect ours. Now all of the families who were ahead of us on the list have their referrals and are awaiting a court date, so it is just us waiting for our call.
I have to say this is just as exciting and nerve-racking as awaiting a positive pregnancy test!
Only this wait is much longer than 3 minutes!
Is today the day???


  1. Hoping today is your day!!! My name is Mary Inui and I'm actually an AGCIer, stalking your blog because I am currently #4 on the girls list. =) Remember those days?? ;)

    If enough baby girls get referrals, maybe we'll travel together to pick up our girls. =)

    Hang in there, your time is coming soon!!!

  2. I've been stalking your blog as well. We're currently #17 on the Sibling list and love watching these numbers move up - knowing kiddos are going home to their families!

    Hope it's coming soon!

  3. I have to say I laughed out loud when I read your posts. It is comical to know there are more stalkers than me!
    I love this cyber world that brings all of us (adoptive mothers) together to celebrate one another's stories!
    Praying for both of your adoptions to progress smoothly and timely,

  4. I'm still anxiously watching and waiting for your call too! Hope that you are celebrating as I write this ; )

  5. Hi! I found your blog from Traci, above. We're #5 on the boy list and are dying for the phones to start ringing again! It's been too slow these last few months! Praying you get your call SOON!

  6. I too have been stalking your blog :) I had to confess hehehee.. We are #3 for a girl and I cannot stand the referral silence! I now know what it is like to be weeks (no, now a month) overdue :). I will never fault my cranky pregnant friends again! Take care and hope you hear good new tomorrow morning! Connie