So, A Baby Huh?
March of 2005 I began researching adoption. At first I thought I would go to
settling on a country, I couldn’t find a local agency that worked in
Ethopia that had a good reputation. So I decided to go forward with
I progressed in my research, however, I realized the Russian orphanages
didn’t always provide the care that I wanted my child to have in his/her
early life. Plus, the process was getting more and more volatile. I’d had
also been learning more about
I settled on Kaz, I also realized that there was one agency that stood out in
Kaz. World Partners Adoption,
So in May I switched to WPA and Adoption Miracle graciously continued as my homestudy agency.
And so began the journey.
I won’t deny it’s been frustrating. It seems as though 2005 was a year of change in the Kaz process and I got caught right in the middle of it. Just when I got everything finalized for my dossier, a whole host of new forms and requirements came out, adding two months of work. The prices went up mid-way through the process which was a blow.
didn’t have a preference for ethnicity but I did have to decide gender.
I’ve read somewhere, on someone else’s site that worldwide, 80% of
adoptive parents choose girls which I found interesting and surprising.
Certainly, in Kaz, there are more boys available than girls. I initially
thought I would choose a boy – I’m pretty tomboyish and I love
little boys. But then I thought about my life as a single mom and wondered if I
would have enough male influences for him, given that most of my great male friends
live places other than
So here I sit in February 2006, almost a year after beginning the process. I’m trying hard not to anticipate when my referral would come. If I was exactly on time, it would have come on Feb 1 so it could come any time. People who sent their dossier in when I did already have their referrals so I have to believe mine will come soon.
And so the wait continues…..
Thanks for journeying with me!