Friday, June 17, 2011

On the Wait Strip! (needing the Korean Gov. to be on our side!)

Hello everyone and Happy Friday :)
Well, as many of you know, The Hubbard Family is officially on the "wait strip" in Korea for the adoption of a baby.
We were so excited to find this out yesterday. However, after our phone call with HOLT international tonight, we are once again a little uneasy.
You see, as part of the process to bring our baby home to the good old USA, we have to have the Korean government issue an EP. This paperwork allows our baby to be released for adoption.
SO, while we are probably only about 3 months away from getting a picture of our baby (OMG!!!!!!), we could be waiting much longer after that to bring our little friend home...DEPENDING on getting an EP.
We learned tonight that Korea only hands out as many EPs as they feel like. And, there is no guarantee that there will be one available for us once we accept a referral. Now, that means that if there is one available, we could bring a baby home say around December. And that baby would be about 9 -10 months old.
But, if an EP is not available, then we may be pushed back until Feb. or March of 2012. And that baby would be like 13 to 14 months old.
And that makes us sad. Travis and I want to bring a baby home at the earliest age possible to assist in bonding and more importantly, TIME! I want to experience each age in my child's life. I don't want to miss all those baby steps...and really there is no changing my mind on that.
But, we are hopeful that we will get an EP! So, be hopeful with us, ok??
Gracias for all your kind support friends. We need it more than you will ever know.

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