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Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Double Drum Roll...

I actually have adoption-related news today!

This has been a hugely exciting week for Imagine. They just received confirmation of their Ontario license renewal, and today received confirmation that their Ethiopian NGO approval has gone through.

AND...

(This is a big deal, folks)

...referrals were actually given out today! And yes, that is plural. So far, I know of two. And, it is also very cool that we have met one of the couples who received their referral, as they attended the same adoption BBQ with us this summer...oh, and we also met them at our area meeting of affected families right after the bankruptcy announcement. Just so you know how very exciting this is for folks, the restructuring proposal projected referrals starting in March 2010, so we are three months ahead of schedule. The proposal also forecasted approximately 5 referrals per month for the first 6 months, so I will be very curious to see how thoroughly they can surpass that estimate!

There is more.

Obviously, I am very pleased about this in a general sense, but even more so today because we took the plunge - I actually came home to all this news after heading out to put our retainer agreement and first installment of renewal fees in the mail. I paid double to make sure it gets there tomorrow morning instead of by 5:00pm tomorrow. Even though we have until Friday...I hate taking risks with the post office. And an extra $10 is pretty inconsequential at this point.

I think that is enough for one day, so we are at the end of my post, and at the beginning of something new.

4 comments:

Jess said...

Very exciting to hear that there were referrals given out!! Glad to hear you took the plunge too! :)

Sarah said...

Congratulations on your decision to renew with Imagine.

And woohoo for all of the exciting news today. :)

Chad, Laura and Sara said...

Hi, I actually just found your blog (through Sarah) - congrats on your retainer being sent. Let's hope this is the start of many many miracles in the new year!!!

Laura

Brendan and Mary said...

This is, indeed, very exciting! Congratulations on taking this HUGE step in your adoption. The last 5 months have been pretty unbelievable!

I hope that we hear of many more referrals from Imagine in the upcoming months and that you receive that long-awaited phone call before you know it :)