Friday, February 6, 2009

Wanted: actuary

Today marks 8 months since our dossier went to Ethiopia. Based on trends over the past 5 months, I estimate we're due for a referral in the next 3-9 days. In fact, since referrals started rolling in back in June, there has only been one month that our agency didn't dole out a handful of referrals. And based on where we sit on the list, there's a good chance we'll be in the February group.

If you happen to be on the waiting list for a referral, on the verge of being on the waiting list, or in some other adoption wait mode (I-171H, court, travel, etc.), I'm confident you're following my logic. Because I'm not the only one who checks the waiting list every day, counts the days between referral waves, tests the ringer volume on my cell, and sends my SW a dozen roses just to gauge (and perhaps influence) the probability of some referral action.

One thing I haven't tried is a rally cry. So will you please join me in rallying for a Valentine's Day referral.

And if that doesn't happen, I'll be hiring an actuary to further analyze statistics, evaluate trends, crunch numbers, and put an end to the eternal question: when?

Edited to add: Happy birthday Allis. Lunch Tuesday!

8 comments:

los cazadores said...

I will join you in the rally cry. Anytime. :)

Cindy

Norma said...

We're on the rally cry team, for sure.

Kara said...

I hear ya!! Hang on, your referral is coming soon ( :

los cazadores said...

Lori, would you mind if I steal a picture of your family off your blog so I can use it in a post when you get the imminent awesome news?

Cindy

Cory and Margaret said...

Ok, I am 100% sure that you can hear my rally cry alllllll the waaaaaay where you are!!!! Praying that next week is OUR week!!!!!!!!! Trends are meant to be broken, sometimes, but this time, totally not one of them!!!!!!!!!!! I sometimes feel like I am a little kid pleading for my referral!!!!! :)

Holly said...

It's coming Lori!!!! :D I'm joining your rally. :D

Julia said...

You, me, & Evelyn (if you don't know Evelyn: http://threecontinentfamily.blogspot.com/2009/02/marking-time.html) we're all due this week. I believe in the power of rally cries - are you wearing your hat backwards and inside out??

By the way, my word verification below is "Cappe" I'm pretty sure that's a sign that rally caps work.

Evelyn said...

I'm the Evelyn Julia talked about. I'm in for the rally cry!!!! My word verification is "ingellyd"! Further proof that we all WILL receive referrals this week!