Wednesday, August 23, 2006

No Update

I am seriously upset with me agency right now. I feel totally lost, I don't even know if we are going to continue this adoption journey any longer. Our VN rep is refusing to update anyone until friday when the weekly update comes out. This is unacceptable, families have been waiting weeks, months even longer to hear about the agency accreditation and what is going on with that. I am so unhappy my phone calls and e-mails have gone unanswered except from the receptionist who told me I had to wait until friday. This is very cold of them, they don't seem to care about what we are going through. If there were any other agencies dealing with Vietnam I would switch right now.
Also, with regards to the new house - we have had our closing date pushed back another month. This is the third time it's been pushed back. So I can tell you we will probably NEVER buy a new home ever again! Why are we being punished over and over in one day??
Thanks for listening everyone, if you have any suggestions please comment.

Monday, August 21, 2006

stalking the agency

I'm officially going nuts.
I have convinced myself that "NO NEWS" = "BAD NEWS"
I have so much trouble believing that our VN rep has been in Vietnam for two weeks and there has been no contact with him. Clearly (to me) there is something wrong with that. I have let myself believe that things are not going smoothly and no one wants to write that so that the people in the office do not have to respond to the mass e- mails and phone calls from waiting parents. This must be what it is. So what do I do instead of wait calmly and patiently? I phone the agency anyways. They will not be darting all of the incoming calls by not e-mailing an update. Somehow this makes me feel better, of course I have to leave a message and hope that someone phones me back. The last time the rep was in Vietnam they had kept in contact with him, what's different now? I'm sure I'm not the only one frustrated with this. If I hear back from them and learn that they have indeed heard from the rep. but didn't report that I'm going to be seriously angry. Listen to me, not knowing anything is making me CRAZY!. Why did I not phone them last week when I had this worry? it would have saved my sanity this week.
For future reference I'm not going to feel badly for phoning my agency we pay them enough money, the least they can do is keep us informed.

Friday, August 11, 2006

Will SCREAMING help anything?

"NO NEWS" how is this possible? I wait a long 7 days every week to receive an update from my agency, and they have "NO NEWS". Our VN rep is in Vietnam hoping to finalize accreditation, how is it possible to have heard nothing from him in a week ? GRRR. I would have appreciated something, anything. They could have e-mailed me and told me that he had a great dinner last night, the weather is great, he's seen some cute kids at the orphanages, ANYTHING would have been better that NOTHING!.
Not everything is going terrible, we received the information we needed to begin our immigration paperwork. We got this in three business days not the five to ten business days like they had originally told us, so at least that's moving along.
I had someone come by and view our home today (we are moving around Christmas and are considering puting our house for sale in the fall) and they loved our house!. She's going to take another look at it with her father before she decides for sure, but it looks like we may have found a buyer before we've even listed. Great news on the home front!

Monday, August 07, 2006

Bringing you up to date

My husband and I have finished our homestudy and have received Ministry approval. There is one thing holding us up though, and that is that our agency has not received accreditation. As I type this our Vietnam rep is in Vietnam trying to finalize things, let's hope he does quickly. There are well over 100 families with our agency hoping to adopt from Vietnam, in Canada there are not that many agencies that deal with international adoption.

If this process relied only on me I'd have been to Vietnam and back months ago, but I am in the "waiting game" just like many of you. I am so happy for those that have received their referral and for those that have travelled to get their babies already, my CONGRATULATIONS goes out to all of you.

Saturday, August 05, 2006


My husband and I are adopting a baby from Vietnam.
Please join us through our adventure.

[Warning, this may be a bumpy ride!]