Each month China matches a certain number of babies with new parents. These referrals are what every adoptive parent waits for expectantly each month. Referrals came out the first of this week - what an exciting and happy time. After the parents receive the baby's picture and medical information they have a few days to get expert advice if needed before accepting their child.
Every month it is a crap shoot as to how many days of LID's (log-in-dates) are included in the referrals. A few years ago China was going through about a month's worth of referrals each month, then that shortened to 15 days, then 7 and last month they only went through 2 days. This month however, they went through 8 days and everyone is so hopeful that the process may be speeding up. We all hope so or my daughter won't get her baby till 2014!
If you would like to see some of the wonderful new babies - here is a link