July allocations have just been released and we have missed out by ONE day. China only processed two days worth of files this month, 21 and 22 March 2006. We are 23 March 2006. So we are 100% NEXT.
When is NEXT??
Presuming there are no delays (including delays due to Swine Flu), the next lot of allocations should come approximately the week of 24 August. It is Ben’s birthday that week so it would be nice for him to hear news of his sibling for his birthday.
We will receive a phone call from DoCS. They will tell us limited info – age, sex, province our child is in. We will then meet with our adoption social worker (hopefully the next day) and receive photos and any other information they may have (usually not much).
Travel is still approximately 6-8 weeks after allocation, so provided no delays once we receive our allocation, we would be travelling in late Oct/early Nov.