Avoiding the elephant in my bedroom
I have just learned that wait times for Ethiopian infants have been officially increased to from 3-5 months to 6-8 months. I knew it was coming, but I was hoping the 6-8 months wouldn't apply to us since we had already started waiting. But now it looks like it will be for sure six and could be stretched to eight months of waiting. The only way to handle the situation is to not think about adoption- at all. Until Christmas, anyway. So from here on out I will NOT think or write about our adoption- instead I will focus on what's happening in my everyday life and the immediate future. I just thought I should post this warning, more for myself than anybody else, to ensure that our Ethiopian baby will (for now) be banished from my brain until we approach a time in which it will be more likely that our referral would soon come.