Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Two Days

The CCAA has finished the review of the adoption application documents
registered with our office before March 31, 2006.
The CCAA has finished the placement of children for the families whose adoption application documents were registered with our office before October 26, 2005.

The CCAA only processed 2 days of referral dates this month. This is the fewest number of dates processed that anyone seems to be able to remember.

There are still 366 days until the CCAA processes our LID date of October 27,2006.

At 2 days of LIDs processed per month, and over a year of dates still to go, well - you do the math. I'm too sad to do it myself.

Monday, April 02, 2007


On Saturday, there were ducks in our swimming pool. This is notable because the last time we had ducks in our swimming pool was a year ago.

Exactly a year ago. To the day.

In the past, the ducks have had a way of heralding good things to come. Shortly after their tiny webbed feet toured our backyard, we received notification that our adoption application had been approved.

Exactly a year ago. To the day.

I can hardly believe it's been a year since we left the ranks of "thinking about adopting" (albeit nearly every minute) to actually doing it. The milestone would likely have passed me by without a feathered reminder sunning itself by the diving board. I remain hopeful (i.e., despite logical expectations/predictive statistical trends/3rd grade math), that next year's visit from our neighborhood Mallards will bring word of our referral quacking from welcome beaks.