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November 4, 2002 @ 9:25 AM

Rumors are flying this morning that referrals are in the mail! From the rumors (actually posts on the websites of adoption agencies that people are seeing and relaying to Chinese adoption bulletin boards), one agency is saying that referrals were mailed on Thursday. Another agency posted on their website today that referrals are in the […]

November 1, 2002 Update

No adoption news or rumors appeared today. It now seems unlikely that we will receive a referral next week (during the week of November 4-8) since rumors usually start appearing about a week before referrals arrive in the United States. Usually, the rumors we would normally hear a week before referrals actually arrive are “this […]

October 27, 2002 Update

It’s highly unlikely we will get a referral this week (now through November 1). If referrals were coming this week, we would have heard rumors on the Internet last week about referrals being out of the matching room and on the desk of the CCAA’s (Chinese government adoption agency’s) director’s desk for final signature. Usually, […]

October 21, 2002 Update

Rumor Central: In the last few days, some people have been told by their adoption agencies that the next batch of referrals will probably come during the first week of November with a possibility they could come as early as next week (Halloween week). Usually, fairly accurate rumors come out a few days before each […]

October 17, 2002 Update

There are more rumors coming out on the Internet (supposedly from reliable sources) that the next group of dossiers to be sent out by China could come in the next 2 to 4 weeks.

October 15, 2002 Update

We got a call from our adoption agency late last week saying that we should receive our referral between the end of October and the end of November. And travel 6 weeks after the receipt of the referral.

October 2, 2002 Update

Chinese adoption applicants who submitted dossiers (formal applications) to China between mid-July through the end of August 2001 received their referrals today. More than likely, we will be in the next group of dossiers to be processed (China usually processes at least a month’s worth of dossers at a time and our dossier was received […]

September 23, 2002 Update

Still waiting for news on our Chinese adoption. Expected date of referral (receipt of information about our future daughter from the Chinese government) is the end of October or the end of November. Typical timeline for leaving for China to pick up a daughter and go through the adoption process in China is 6 to […]