Monday, June 30, 2008

AWAA Update

10 referrals of children ranging from 0-10 were made in the month of June.

The family who recently received an infant girl referral had a DTE (Dossier to Ethiopia) of October 15 2008.
The family who recently received an infant boy referral had a DTE (Dossier to Ethiopia) of November 21 2008.

Based on the new referrals the wait time for an infant girl and infant boy as well as toddlers is currently 7-9 months.

32 children have come home with their adoptive families in 2008. America World families have received 35 referrals since January of this year. 7 of these children were from the Waiting Children list.

Where does that leave the Laughner Family? As far as we know we are number four in line. The families in the #1 and #2 spot waiting for referrals are waiting for girls, the #3 family is waiting for young siblings, then our family for a request of either sex under 24 months. As far as I know we are next in line for a little boy. Ten referrals in one month is so exciting. Let us all keep praying for the referrals and court dates. The Ethiopian court will be closing from August 7th to October 7th. We will probably need to wait until fall to pick up our little one. I will post as soon as we get our referral. Thanks for checking in on us.

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