February 9, 2016

The wait continues

Well we are still here waiting.  Lately all I can think of is adoption.  I went from doing quite well with the wait the first year, to not so well.  It'll be two years this May that our dossier will have been in Lesotho.  I'm honestly getting worried about the program.  I think that if more matches were happening even if they weren't for us, I would feel better.  But the fact that so few are being matched (two last year) makes me think that it will never happen and that Lesotho will shut down.

Someone I know just returned from Lesotho.  They brought their kids back to see the country where they were born.  She told me not to give up because there were SO many kids that they saw in orphanages.  Currently Beautiful Gate is maxed out at 72.  But sadly I doubt many of these kids are deemed "adoptable" by the government.  And the one's that are..... I am losing hope that anyone will do the work it takes to get the paperwork.  The only reason our agency is giving us for the longer wait is missing paperwork.  It's not that there aren't kids who need homes.

As you might notice I'm sounding rather negative about it all.  Just being honest.

I feel like I need to know soon if Lesotho is going to work out or not.   The next matching meeting is supposed to be in March but I haven't heard a confirmed date yet.

I know I have readers from Sweden and the Netherlands.... I would love to hear from you if you have anything to add to this.  What are your agencies telling you?

4 Comments:

Blogger Christel said...

I spoke to our agency i sweden yesterday and they where very optimistic acctualy. They had also heard about the meeting in february/march but had no date yet. Not many children are coming every year but they did´nt see that it would be any risk for that Lesotho would close for adoption. They identified the problm to be with clearing the children for adoption, a procces that had slowed down over the last year, but hopefully would improve again.

February 9, 2016 at 11:21 PM  
Blogger Stef said...

Until you've lived it, one has no idea how HARD the waiting is. Living in limbo for several years is completely emotionally exhausting- it's hard to explain to people how difficult it is living matching meeting to matching meeting (and never being able to plan life more than three months in advance). All I can say is that there are those who do understand how hard the wait is and you're not alone in it.

We chose to leave the Lesotho program in early 2015 (after 3 years)- if you ever want to chat, please send me a private message.

February 10, 2016 at 12:45 PM  
Blogger Dana said...

Oh Em, I can't imagine how hard the wait and unknown must be. Hang in there. I hope for some encouraging news for you soon! xoxo

February 13, 2016 at 9:05 PM  
Blogger Aime Nadeau said...

Hello,

I live in BC, Canada and my husband and I are also waiting in the Lesotho program. Our dossier arrived there in January, and we are waiting for our first matching meeting (hopefully in March, but we have no confirmed dates from our agency either). I will be thinking of you over the next month! I am constantly searching blogs to find others who have/are in the process of adopting from Lesotho, so I was so happy to find your blog!!

March 2, 2016 at 5:56 PM  

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