AGCI. She received our updated dossier documents and said everything looked great. She informed us that we are officially ON THE WAITING LIST! Now that we are done with our dossier/homestudy documents, we won't be working with Brandy anymore - we will be back with Kiersten. Brandy told us that Kiersten would be calling us either later today or tomorrow to tell us our number! We'll update this post as soon as we find something out. BTW - if we had Brandy's pic to post, we would. She's been great to work with.
UPDATE: We got the call from Kiersten with our number. Don't have time to get into the details now since we have to run out the door for a choir concert (Rye Bread and T-bird's choir). We will update later.
I do have a moment to say that Kiersten and the folks at AGCI have to be the nicest people in the world! Always helpful, always knowledgeable - they speak to you as though you are the only person they are talking to all day long. Thanks Kiersten! Here's a pic of her again.....
Back to the phone conversation with Kiersten. She was calling specifically to give us our number (and to answer any and all questions - all questions are definitely good questions). I was wondering how we would be grouped since we are looking to adopt a toddler and most people are looking to adopt an infant. So, I was hoping for a low number. When she started to tell me the number, I heard her start to say, "fif-" and I was hoping for fifteen - but instead it was "fifty-two." I was initially a little surprised. She said we are in line with everyone waiting for a girl (of any age).
Kiersten said the time for a referral for people waiting for an infant girl is about 8-10 months. She told me that we could possibly wait 4-5 months....or it could happen much more quickly. I also found out that even though we are #52 on the list, there are "certainly less than ten and maybe even less than five" families ahead of us with our age parameters. So it is a possibility it could be a wait until the fall, but it could also come sooner. We are praying for the "sooner" option. Kiersten also provided answers to questions regarding the timing of things once the referral happens and other travel information. As always, it was an informative phone call.
Please pray that the timing of the trips would not coincide with our August plant shut down. I cannot travel during that month and would need to defer travel until after the shut down.
Praise God that we are done with the major paperwork portion of our adoption.