There it was. Sitting in my inbox as it often does upon my signing in, every other Friday morning. (The EST - PST change definitely works in our favour for this one.)
It wasn't all bad. In fact, there was some encouraging information. The staff trip last week went well...it was very productive and we are seeing some great changes taking place.
Unfortunately there are some glitches - shall we call them - which have resulted (and will continue to do so) in a significantly slower referral process. This is continually being evaluated but suffice to say that the one constant is the unknown which seems to constantly wriggle it's way into International Adoption.
There were 2 referrals last month. One was a sibling referral which means in the land of single referral families (that's us, folks), we are one number closer.
The silver lining and comfort in all this is that at least our money isn't being laundered this time.