Officially, all documents are in Vietnam and our I797C is on it's way. Relief. Now a whole new set of worries.... Our adoption agency told us that we should have our referral in about one to 2 mos. That caught me by surprise. She said we are in the next group of 4 families and she actually has a "Batch " of baby referrals on her desk and one is ours. "Batch" is her terminology...like they are cookies. She has to wait the proper time required by Vietnam before she can send out the referrals. Once we get one , it will be several pictures of our baby girl and a limited medical history/blood work. Our agency recommends having these evaluated by a pediatric physician before we agree to accept that referral. We found a doctor who specializes in international pediatric medicine located in Lexington and she will review the records and also supply us with info, meds etc. for our trip to pick her up. She will be available 24 hrs a day during our trip and gives us cell phone # and Internet access to contact her if any medical question should come up while we are in Vietnam. Once we accept our referral it should be 2-3 mos before we can get her.
Of course this is all speculation and nothing is definite. Just somewhat of a time line that we have been told. We did pick out a name....I'm not sure if I have posted it yet....Sydney Marie Rally....we will insert her given name somewhere...I just don't know it yet.
Until next time......