Friday, April 30, 2010

Waiting Parents Meeting

Last night I attended an International Waiting Parents Meeting at our adoption agency. There was an International Adoption (IA) pediatrician (who also adopted her son from Korea) who spoke and had some good information. Most of it I had heard in the things I've read online but it was nice to meet her since we may send our referral to her for her medical opinion (we have 2 possible names right now).
We broke into groups by country so we could learn more about the individual countries and any updates. There's not much. I did here over and over how frustrating the USCIS process is and that it is taking about 10 weeks to get I-600a approvals. :( Apparently MD is much quicker but oh well.
I did met a wonderful woman, G (very similar name to my G) last night. It was great to talk with her. It's nice to get a chance to share your thoughts with and listen to other people going through the process.
Update on Korea: 4-8 months for referral, they're still saying 6 months for travel though they've said some have been sooner but they're not changing the average at this point. This is all up to the US and Korean governments processing paperwork so there's no way to know or control how long it will take.
That's about it for now. Hope you're all having a fabulous Friday!


  1. That's great that you got to go to a meeting. You can talk and get to know other families.

    P.S. If your around in DC for the festival we could maybe meet and get something to eat. It's just a suggestion :)

  2. Great to hear about the meeting! Are you going to the picnic? I thought it would be fun, and nice to meet some blog buddies!
    Yes, USCIS approvals in Virginia are SLOOOWWWW.. Grrr....