Friday, March 16, 2012
Somewhere in Bangalore . . .
. . . there is a little girl who might be our daughter someday! Yesterday we received some VERY welcome news from Dillon International, our adoption agency. Several Dillon families have been matched with an orphanage, and ours was one of them! It is such a joy to finally see something happening that will bring us closer to our daughter.
This news is by no means a guarantee, though -- the orphanage has the right to refuse our paperwork (if, for example, they have no children meeting the parameters for which we've been approved). So we will be holding our breath for the next few weeks, praying that they accept our dossier and that the next months will bring a referral.
For people who went through the process more than two years ago, this probably all sounds very strange. In the past, Dillon worked with only one orphanage in Kolkata. But with the revised process in India, all families become part of a "pool" of adoptive families under one government authority, and we are assigned to whichever orphanage currently has children with paperwork ready, or who meet the family's criteria. It's designed to be a faster way to place children in families -- and we certainly hope that will be true in the future.
For now, though, we wait for news from Bangalore . . . and pray for a good news for our friends who have not been matched with an orphanage this week.