If you are preparing a dossier or waiting to submit a dossier, please read the entire post. This blog is just information reframed. Nothing has changed on dossier submissions.
As the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy states:
Well this just blows rotten eggs. My hope for 2007 was that everyone who wanted to adopt, could adopt. I don’t think this is going to happen.
Ukraine controls the number of adoptions via a quota system. They will allow around 2,000 dossiers to be submitted for international adoption.
And we are half way through 2007. It looks like Americans will max out their dossier quota. If things keeping going the same, we might hit the max in October.
Or we might hit another shutdown in the third quarter for dossier submissions. The SDAPRC is trying to manage the dossier quota system on a quarterly basis. After 139 American dossiers have been submitted in a 3 month period they refuse new submissions.
This sort of happened to us in June. Unless it didn’t happen.
The SDA refused new dossiers at the end of June. However I heard they accepted a few “special” cases. And I heard they accepted 20 dossiers. And I heard a few insults about this too.
Whoever said dossiers were accepted/refused was brain dead or maybe in the wrong building.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have just one consistent answer from the rumor mill? I think so.
Americans are allowed to submit 558 dossiers in 2007. There are around 340 American dossiers that are waiting to be submitted. And around 290 to 300 dossiers have been submitted.
290 + 340 = 630 > 558 by 72
If you are preparing your dossier, you should chat with your facilitator about timing. But I wouldn’t stop collecting documents. Since the facilitators self-organized themselves (early 2007) there has consistently been around 300 American dossiers in line for submission.
The facilitators keep a virtual line. Everyone is in line to submit a dossier. On Monday the folks at the top of this list go to the SDA. They submit one dossier and go to the back of the virtual line.
It is possible your facilitator is in line and doesn’t have a dossier. He is just waiting for yours. And it is possible your facilitator is at the back of the line.
This explains why everyone’s experiences have been different. One family had their dossier submitted within 16 days of arriving in Ukraine. Another family had to wait 96 business days.
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REMINDER: I am just sharing my thoughts based on current information. Nothing has changed other than the passage of time. I will not share my news sources for this blog because they might shoot me. (Just kidding… I don’t think they own a gun.)