In past years update meetings were always held at the agency. This year they have switched things up, and conduct the updates in our homes. This was a little nerve-wracking for me, because it felt like a homestudy all over again! Thankfully it ended up being no big deal (I should've known!).
We found out the following stats:
- We were shown 0 times in our first year of waiting (May 2013 - April 2014). We already knew this.
- We were shown 7 times in our second year of waiting (April 2014 - April 2015). This was a pleasant surprise, because we knew we'd been shown at least three times, but didn't know we'd actually been shown seven times! We were told that last year was a busy year.
- We were shown 1 time in our third year of waiting (April 2015 - May 2016). Although this number sounds low, keep in mind that we put our file on hold for five months, from April -September, so really this is saying we were shown once in eight months (Sept-May). We do find this number disappointing, but were told that this was a slow year.
Please feel free to ask me any questions you have about the adoption process or about our particular adoption; I enjoy talking about it!