Monday, July 30, 2007

Out Of Review!

I'm a few days late in reporting this. Most of bloggerville is already aware seeing as how my e-mail blew up the night the box changed on the CCAA website. So thanks to all of you who sent congratulation wishes for me. I shed a few tears of relief that night.

But for my family and friends who may not understand, let me explain. This is a big step in the adoption process. My dossier has been sitting on a shelf in China since it was logged in on June 14, 2006. Just sitting there collecting dust. My agency reviewed it themselves before it was sent. They were confident that it said what the CCAA wanted it to say. But you really just never know with them.....

So prospective adoptive parents (or PAP's for short....and no, I don't mean the kind that require stirrups or Connie) sweat it out waiting for our dossiers to make it through the Review Room, which is where the dossier goes after they pull it from the shelf and dust it off a little.

The Review Room is where they go over it with a fine tooth comb. Making sure every "t" is crossed and every "i" is dotted. If there's a problem with something or the CCAA has a question, this is where it comes to light. Then you get pulled until the problem is fixed. Which can delay the process even longer. Because the CCAA doesn't necessarily put you back in the spot you were at in line. They may just stuff you in wherever they happen to be whenever you resolve the problem, which is by now further back in the line. This is not good news to PAP's who've already been waiting a long time just to get to this step. And who'll probably wait at least twice as long for a referral as we were told by our agencies when we started this process. Yep...the wait really sucks. But what can ya do, right?

So the good news for me is that I'm out of review with no questions!! Woo Hoo! Which means that China must think I'm okay after all. Thank goodness they reviewed me before that Blogger Bash video went up. I don't think the jello shot pics were ones I would've chosen for my dossier. LOL! It's such a huge relief to not have this hanging over my head anymore. The adoption is starting to feel real for me again. Like maybe China really will give me a kid at the end of all this.

39 comments:

Sandra said...

That is great news, Krista. One huge step closer to Miss Mia.

Headmeister said...

Hey girlfriend!

First off, congrats on making it out unscathed!

I know this is going to sound very naive of me, but I've never thought that we wouldn't make it out of the review room. Now that I've read your post, I'm starting to worry that maybe there's a chance that after all that we've done, after all the waiting, that we won't end up in China after all.

Wow. Sobering.

Abby's Mom said...

Of couse they will! Congrats :)

kris said...

Dang girl.. I wondered why you hadn't posted this earlier. Glad you have a legit reason. Congrats again! I totally miss you and your BBF sent me the SWEETEST GIFT. A mini stuffed Boob. I'm in heaven.

Janet said...

HOORAY! I am so happy for you! What great news!

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

YEAH!!!!
I am glad you are out of review.. Now they just need to get us out and speed this whole thing up...
Then we will all have our little girls home where they belong..
Have a great evening..
Kim

a&mg said...

Congrats on being out! Moving closer...

amy said...

Thats awesomlly good news! Woohoo!

Emma said...

Wahoo! Congratulations! On the home stretch now... :-)

Yes, Minister... said...

Big Congrats :D Now (sigh) you just have to wait for that other little dayt to change, I hope it comes sooner than you think! Yes, I am in positive thinking mode after reading Kathy's blog this morning :D

Matt and Kathy said...

Woohoo!! Congrats on this huge step in the process. I hope they speed things up and get to your referral soon!

Catherine said...

Congrats friend! Enjoy the celebration...you deserve it! It's been a long wait but the feeling of elation when passing through the review room is worth it! So very, very happy for you!!!

Stacy said...

WoooHooooo!!! It is so exciting. I am happy for you. Now if only the other room would speed up a bit.

"M" said...

What a great feeling it is! Congratulations on this milestone. Isn't it nice to see SOMETHING happen?

wzgirl said...

Krista-Gurl, you are far more than ok. Congrats! XO

Doris & Dan said...

Happy dance of joy for you!!! It is such a relief!

Keep smilin!

Buckeyes & Eggrolls said...

Again.. Woo Hoo for June !!!! :-)

Julie said...

Congrats Krista!

Stephe said...

Congrats! Doesn't it feel GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jeter's Mama said...

a big wicked fresh sent to you!

Debbie said...

Take Headmeister's pic and here you go!!
CONGRATUALTIONS!!!! Did you hear me?? Whoo Hooo way to go!!!!

M3 said...

Whahooooooooo. Congratulations!! Ahhhhh.

tracy said...

Woooohoooo!!!!!!!! I think the CCAA would love the jello shot photo, it's so bright and cheerful!

Jill and Jaap said...

Congratulations Krista! Major milestone! Awesome!!!

Mark & Michelle said...

Congrats on being out of review!!

Daniella said...

Congrats! Awesome news. I can't wait to be through the review room. I'm sure somehow it all just feels more real - enjoy this time knowing your so much closer to your little one!

OziMum said...

A lady in your line of work... who'd question you?!!!

Huge congrats on "coming out"!!! Not out of the closet... out of the room and into another!!! It's a huge deal, and a huge relief to know that China thinks you're ok.

C.J. said...

It is a great thing...breathing easier now aren't you?

Strangely enough, I have seen the term 'PAP'for prospective adoptive parent for ages and never once thought of what I do 35 times a day. Doy. Probably because, for the patients I know well, I tell them it's time to come in and get sporked.

Donna said...

What a huge step...you must be thrilled that Mia is one step closer!

Sara said...

Congratulations..you can breath easier now!

crazylady said...

I'm so excited,I have to change panties.
Glad to hear you're 'clean'

Kramer said...

I'm so excited to see you are out of review. 1 step closer to Mia!

Jen said...

YAY :) I've been following your blog for a while now (yes one of those who never say anything but watch) and I'm THRILLED to see that your review went well :) CONGRATS! I can't wait for the day you get to post that Mia is on her way to your happy home :)

Elise said...

Yiper Skipper doo!!!! The only thing I could think of that wasn't already said....but I am so excited for you June Bugs....hope the Fireflies will get through just as fast!!! Of course officially I am not LID in July but they have been my group from the start so when they get through I guess we are next:) Yipper Skipper doo!

Kim said...

Congrats Krista!!

Cheers,
Kim Y
LID 3/29/07 for Megan Jean

Ladybug Kreations
lbkreations.blogspot.com

Miss Cleo said...

So far, so good. This is good news.

A Special Family said...

A BIG Congratulations to you for getting through review!!

rubyiscoming said...

YAHOO - OUT OF REVIEW :)

theghelertertwins.blogspot.com said...

Congrats for getting out of the review room. I know it's a long hard haul......soon though...