We’re less than a month into the wait, which translates in adoption talk into not very long, and I find myself a little more edgy than I thought I’d be. Not a lot, just a little. Every week we get an update from the Ethiopia program at our agency, and for the past couple of weeks there have been no referrals. From what we’ve seen, it tends to be drought and flood when it comes to referrals, but for some reason this still makes me nervous. Maybe it’s because the adoption tax credit is set to expire in 2010, and they haven’t extended it yet. Maybe it’s because people regularly ask if there’s “any news,” and I hate letting people down. Maybe it’s because we have three cats and not enough hands to pet them. Who knows? It’s not like we are so anxious for a referral that we’d prefer it to have happened yesterday; after all, I’ve got some financial goals I want to meet and plenty of baby related things I’d still like to purchase on my own. I guess it’s mostly because I am a planner, and there is no way to plan for this. We will get the call when we get the call, and until then I can only continue to do my work on grant applications and nursery decor and hope that it’s not sooner or later but somewhere in between.
Yes, somewhere in between will do.