Wednesday, February 10, 2010

New lista de espera

here is the link

I will do the statistics later. Enjoy!!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Hello

I am sorry that I am so quiet lately.

I am not content with how the blog is working today. I was looking for another way of posting, like the 123 Hjemmeside. But I do not like the idea of paying to make a blog ore homepage.

So I do not know how I am going to do this...

On the positive side there are a lot of good news in Colombia. It is good to see that the wait is not increasing anymore.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Some refferals this week

If you follow this blog you have seen that I have not continued posting all refferals and regions that I see on the different chat rooms and web pages. I will not promise that I am going to start again, maybe a posting one time each week?

So this is the postings so far in December:

Regions
  • Cundinamarca to someone on the tierra colombianas forum. Waiting for a girl 11 years, entered lista de espera May 2009. Congratulations :o)
  • Region META in 0-1 age group to a couple approved in Colombia 29 March 2006.
  • Region Medellin in age group 1-2 years. They were approved March 31, 2006.
  • Region Cordorba in age group 2 years. Approved 27 July 2005. What a long wait. I hope they are the last from July 2005. This is were the lista de espera is in that age group. And this group has waited the longest. Hoping for a refferal soon!!!!


Refferals

  • A boy 5,5 years from Region Meta to someone from France. No dates.
  • Boy 2 1/2 years to Italy, no more information.
  • Girl 18 months from Medellin. They had been on the waiting list from March 16, 2006 in the age group 0-1. Their papers went to Medellin in October 2009. They were from France
  • Siblings 9 and 5 years old to a french couple. They were on lista de espera for the group 0-8 from 15 December 2008.

Information
  • Age 1-2 France; A couple from May 2007, section 1-2 years, just received a letter from ICBF who informs them that they are 247 families before them waiting for Region.
  • 0-35 months (MY GROUP!) A French family of this section, aproved since April 2008, remaining ahead 1047 records (ICBF info on 19 November 2009).


Someone on the spanish forum has made this list after postings on the tierra colombianas. This is how many there are left before region. First you can read were the lista de espera is. For eksample. children 0-1 is in April 2006 and if you are from June 2007 there are 123 waiting in front of you. The reality is better, because it always takes some time to get the information from ICBF. I know this list is confusing as all I have done is to translate it.

NOVEMBER 2009
CHILDREN 0 A 1 - abr06 (13-22 ARE May06, 49 jul06, 59 Aug06, 70 Feb07, 123 Jun07, 222 oct07)
Children 1 to 2 to 16 Mar06 (ARE 3.9 abr06, 19-26 jul06, 35 Aug06, 43 SEP06, 49-57 nov06, 102 may07, 182-184 ago07, 226 Sep07)
CHILDREN 2 - Jul05 (ARE 1 for 22jul05, 29 sep05, 58 Nov05, 95 Feb06)
Children 2 to 3 - abr06 (12 left Mar07, 23 abr07, 56 ago07)
NEW SECTION 0-2 (0-1, 1, 1-2, 2, 2-3) Where it begins OCT07, rate: 40 children per month): ARE 663 Nov07, 878 Mar08, 953 abr08, 1896 oct09
CHILDREN 3 - dic05 (15 Feb06, 22 May06, 48 ene07)
CHILDREN 3 TO 4 - Oct05 (there are 32 Feb06, 134 feb08, 140 jul08)
CHILDREN 4 - sept05 (20 now JAN06)
CHILDREN 5 - JUN06 (12 left dic07)
CHILDREN 4 TO 5 - abr06 (Still 3 May06, 12 May07)
CHILDREN 5 TO 6 - may07 (ARE 42 MAY08, 111 jul09, 133 nov09)
CHILDREN 6 - Nov-08
CHILDREN 7 - jul09
BROTHERS TO 4 YEARS Mar07 (10 left Jun07, 37 Sep07, 60 Nov07, 98 Jun08)
BROTHERS TO 5 YEARS Aug06 (20 now ene07, 25 Jul07, 63 Aug08)
Sep07 BROTHERS TO 6 YEARS
BROTHERS TO 7 YEARS nov08 (have 19 May09)
BROTHERS TO 8 YEARS ene09 (Keeps 1 feb09)

Thursday, December 3, 2009

ICBF Update

Numbers, Numbers and more Numbers

Now there is a new statistic on how many applicants there are left on the wait list. The numbers are from October 30. Their last update was in July. I do not know why there is a new update now. But I like it(as I love all information). Still hoping there will be another update at the end of the year as it was last year.

Left on the waiting list (international waiting families)

2005 - 92
2006 - 504
2007 - 869
2008 - 1110
2009 - 969

Comparing with older list(July 2009)

  • 2005 - 92 left - 52 less from last list - 17,6 less each month - If this continues it will take 5-6 months until finished
  • 2006 - 504 left - 162 less from last list - 54 less each month - If this continues it will take 9-10 months until finished
  • 2007 - 869 left - 79 less from last list - 26,3 less each month - If this continues it will take 33 months until finished
  • 2008 - 1110 left - 86 less from last list - 28,07 less each month - If this continues it will take 39 months until finished
  • 2009 - 969 on the list - 397 more than last list - 132,3 more each month - If this continues it will be 1234 couples on the wait list from 2009.

First of all, I know this is no way to do math. I just find it interesting. Last year there was only 3 applicants left from 2004 in May, but there still was one left in December. The last cases take much more time to get trough.
WHY? First of all because they are usually all in the same group. Right now I can see a change in were there are less cases. Before it was more 2005 cases that were decreasing. Now it has changed to 2006!

Maybe you think why there is more movement in the 2008 cases than the 2007. I think this is because the wait is getting long in Colombia. If you are from 2007 you have already waited from two to almost tree years and the adoption does not seem so far away. With papers from 2008 you might get a shorter wait if you change country. There is not a huge difference. There are couples from 2007 getting refferals. Mostly the refferals from 2007 I see are siblings 0-4.

If the number is about right there will be about 100 less applicants from 2009 than there was from 2008. I would have thought that it was going to be less. It would be interesting to know how many applicants there was from 2005, 2006 and 2007 when they started. I know there was 1237 applicants from 2007 in May 2008(and it probably started a bit higher). So 2009 is smaller than both 2007 and 2008.

What I find really interesting

I did the same math as I did with July - October and looked how many less there was each month. The numbers are.

2005 - 25,7 less each month from December to July - Now the numbers are 17.6
2006 - 22,3 less each month from December to July - Now the numbers are 54
2007 - 19 less each month from December to July - Now the numbers are 26,3
2008 - 16,3 less each month from December to July - Now the numbers are 28.07
TOTAL - 83,3 less each month from December to July - Now the number is 125,97

So it is moving more now!!

Why? Well some of the reason is that it is closed in January(it is from December 30 so it is not because of December) But mostly it is because of the increase in 2006 refferals, and that is good news!! I hope it continues!! Let the list move more and more!!!

Also interesting

October 30, 2009, there were 3,749 waiting families on the ICBF list waiting to adopt. The number is down by 19 families from July. BUT there are more international couples waiting.

I hope you all find this news interesting, and I hope you understand it all. I hope you follow me and do not only get confused. I really found it interesting to see how many less there are on the lists each month.

DO ANYONE HAVE OTHER LISTS? I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE MORE!!
Then I could see how big the 2005/2006/2007 groups were when they started. And I could guess more about the wait.

Last of all I have to say that I am always guessing, and I am just telling you all what is in my head.

Love from a more optimistic applicant that loves that the list is moving more now.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Lista de Espera 23.11.2009

Just when I thought there would not be another lista de espera. I am happy to say that I was wrong!!! It is good to get news so that we know what is happening.

But and there is a big BUT, there is no good news on this list. Okay, the list is moving. But one month in 3 months. You can hardly say this is anything to get happy about. To be honest I am a bit sad to bring you this list. Some time there has to be good news, we can not continue to double the wait time over and over again. To wait 3 months and only see 1 months improvement on the list....

You enter lista de espera the date you get approved by the Colombian gouverment. For us that is December 2008. It is really a long wait in Colombia.

The way you read the list.
  1. First comes the new date (that means there are older cases waiting to be sent to a region),
  2. Next comes how many months the list has moved since last list 27.08.2009
  3. Then how many months it has moved in 13 months. I compare with the list from 24.10.2008(last year there was no list in November)
  • 0-1 March 2006 -1 month - 6 months
  • 1-2 March 2006 - 1 month - 6 months
  • 2 July 2005 - 1 month - 4 months
  • 2-3 April 2006 - 0 - 1 month
  • 3 December 2005 - 2 months - 13 months
  • 3-4 October 2005 - 3 months - 6 months
  • 4 September 2005 - 1 - 3 months
  • 5 June 2006 - 1 months - 6 months
  • 4-5 April 2006 - 0 -3 months
  • 5-6 May 2007 - 0 - 2 months
  • 6 November 2008 - 0 - 9 months
  • 7 July 2009 - 3 months - 13 months
  • Siblings 0-4 March 2007 - 0 - 0
  • Siblings 0-5 July 2006 - 0 -0
  • Siblings 0-6 August 2007 - 0- 0
  • Siblings 0-7 November 2008 - 0 - 9 months
  • Siblings 0-8 January 2009 - 3 months (new on lista de espera this year)
Comments

  • Improvements: There was no improvements as no groups have moved more than the 3 months from last list.
  • Okay: Group 3-4 and 7 years has moved 3 months so at least there are not a longer wait now. Sibling group 0-8 years has moved the same.
  • Horrible : The rest of the groups to be honest. I really thought that we were moving more than this. Worst is the group 2 years that is still in July 2005 and only has moved 4 months in 13 months. Also the 5-6 witch has only moved 2 months in 13 months. Seems the wait there is going to be as bad as for many of the other groups.
In the groups with the oldest children(also siblings) there is more possibility that you get a refferal before the wait time because not so many are waiting and they want to match the children to the right parents. In the youngest groups they have many that have waited a long time and probably you will have to wait closer to the lista de espera.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

AC Denmark - Private November 2009

Ayudame
  1. 12.02.2008
  2. 09.05.2008
  3. 28.11.2008
  4. 12.05.2009
  5. One new case

Los Pisignos
  1. 20.04.2006
  2. 01.02.2007
  3. 24.04.2007
  4. 15.11.2007
The case without a date is gone and also one case from 05.09.2007.

Fana
Empty

Cran
  1. 26.08.2008
  2. 13.03.2009
  3. 28.07.2009
Chiquitines
  1. 02.09.2009
  2. 07.10.2009
  3. 07.10.2009

Casa de la
Maria y el Nino
  1. 18.08.2009
  2. 11.09.2009


Casita de Nicolas
  1. 04.05.2009
  2. One new couple


There is now 10 couples waiting to have their documents sent to Colombia, last time it was 11 so it is getting less. Lately there are not new applicants for this lists

Friday, November 20, 2009

Blogs


The Picture is from Cali. This is a region many gets. Maybe this is the city were our child is/going to be born.



I was wondering if any of you have any blogs ore know of blogs that I can add to my lists.

It does not matter if you are waiting for a region, waiting to send your documents, in region, have a refferal ore if you are home with children. The blog does not have to be in English ore Scandinavian languages. I would like to have a page full of blogs so that everyone can find someone in the same situation.

Update Denmark ICBF - November 2009

Another month has passed and things have happened in Denmark this month as well. It is nice to see as there are not so many cases in Denmark. I love that they are so open so that we can see everything that has happened since last.

The danish list is from AC Børnehjælp. They have almost all applicants to Colombia from Denmark. The other one Danadopt have only 6 applicants. The list does not tell which age group they are waiting for. They also do not tell why people are removed from the waiting list, if it is a refferal ore if they for some other reason have quit their case.

Changes from last list October 2009

Gone from the list

  • Family who entered lista de espera(approved in Colombia) 07.03.2008. Probably they are no longer applicants. But there can of course be other reasons.
  • Family who entered lista de espera(approved in Colombia)25.09.2006. They went to region Manizales August 2009.
Region
  • Family who entered lista de espera(approved in Colombia) 23.03.2006. They were not in a Region last list so maybe things have happened fast. I wrote this last month, but this month that family is back. They are now in Region Monteria. I do not know why, but at least they are in a Region.
  • Region Medellin to a family who entered lista de espera(approved in Colombia) 03.03.2006
  • (In region from before : one couple in region Cartagena who entered lista de espera 04.05.2007 who have been in region since September)
New on waiting list/entered lista de espera
  • There is no new couples on the waiting list, and no new cases on lista de espera. There has not been new cases for quite a while.

Left on the waiting list (dates from lista de espera):


7 cases from 2006, March 2( BOTH IN REGION), May 4 and October 1

7 cases from 2007 Jan. 1, Feb. 1, May 3(1 IN REGION), September 1, November 1

11 cases from 2008 February 2, March 1, April 4, July 1, August 1, October 1 November 1

1 case from 2009 April 1

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

One more blog

I have added one more blog today. This is the danish couple I have told you about that are adopting twin boys. They are traveling to Manizales and on their blog you can see their beautiful twin boys.

Another blog


I have tips for another blog to follow. The home stretch that has been added to the blogs. This is an American family who is in Region. For me this is the most interesting to follow. So exciting when they get refferal and to be able to follow them to Colombia!

Some info: They are approved for siblings(over 4 years old), waiting for a sibling group of two. They got approved in April 2008 and got Region 04.09.2009.

For more information read the blog :o)


It lookes like there are few families getting regions at this time. In Norway I do not know about anyone. It seems like the busy time is over, of course I hope this is not true.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Vacation in Colombia

This year the court`s last day is December 17. December 17 is not a full day. They start again January 13, 2010. Because of that many can not travel to Colombia now to get the child they have been assigned. But this is different from country to country. In Norway we can not travel. I think that is hard. If I get a child before Christmas I would want to celebrate Christmas in Colombia.

Here is another blog
Sofia`s arrival They adopted beautiful Sofia in 2008. They are still blogging so I am going to add their blog to my list. They went to Bogota.

I am looking for as many blogs as possible, and I am going to try to sort them after the regions they went to. Then it is easier to get tips on what to do and what happens in that particular region.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Read tip

I am so sorry that I am not writing as much as I usually do. I understand that it probably is very frustrating.

Here is a blog from a danish couple. They are adopting Philip a beautiful boy from Cartagena. From before they have a girl from Cali. The blog is in danish, but if you can not read danish I would try google translate. That is what I use ;o) They were so lucky that they got to met Philips fostermom. I do not now how many get that chance. Have any of you gotten to meet them? I hope we get the chance.

In the chat rooms people are talking about 400 new employees at ICBF. Earlier this year the americans told that ICBF were going to employ more workers to make the process quicker. I hope this is true.

For the ones of you that do not follow the danish news there are one more on the danish list that have gotten children. Twin boys of 5 years old. I do not have the information on how long they have waited, but I will know more when they publish there new lists. I hope the new list will have even more good news.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Denmark AC Private - October 2009

I did not write an update last month, so this is the changes in two months.

Ayudame
  1. 12.02.2008
  2. 09.05.2008
  3. 28.11.2008
  4. 12.05.2009
  5. One new case
There is two cases gone from this list since August. One case from 12.06.2007 and one from 23.11.2007. And there is one new case with no date yet.

Los Pisignos
  1. 20.04.2006
  2. 01.02.2007
  3. 24.04.2007
  4. 05.09.2007
  5. 15.11.2007
  6. No date yet
One case gone from 13.11.2007.

Fana
Empty

Cran
  1. 26.08.2008
  2. 13.03.2009
  3. 28.07.2009
Chiquitines
  1. 02.09.2009 (have gotten approval date)
  2. 07.10.2009 new
  3. 07.10.2009 new
One case gone from 24.07.2009, two new cases from October 2009 Sounds really good.

Casa de la
Maria y el Nino
  1. 18.08.2009 got their approval
  2. New 11.09.2009


Casita de Nicolas
  1. 04.05.2009
One couple gone from the list from 27.12.2006.

There is now 11 couples waiting to have their documents sent to Colombia, last time it was 15 so it is getting less. The first couple is waiting for Casita de Nicolas.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Update Denmark ICBF - October 2009

Another month has passed and things have happened in Denmark this month as well. It is nice to see as there are not so many cases in Denmark. I love that they are so open so that we can see everything that has happened since last.

The danish list is from AC Børnehjælp. They have almost all applicants to Colombia from Denmark. The other one Danadopt have only 6 applicants. The list does not tell which age group they are waiting for. They also do not tell why people are removed from the waiting list, if it is a refferal ore if they for some other reason have quit their case.

Changes from last list September 2009

Gone from the list

  • Family who entered lista de espera(approved in Colombia) 23.03.2006. They were not in a Region last list so maybe things have happened fast.
  • Family who entered lista de espera(approved in Colombia)14.05.2007. They went to region Cartagena last month.
Region
  • No new regions this month.
  • (In region from before : one couple in region Manizales, they entered lista de espera 25.09.2006, have been in region since August and one couple who entered lista de espera 04.05.2007 who have been in region Cartagena since September)
New on waiting list/entered lista de espera
  • There is no new couples on the waiting list, and no new cases on lista de espera
Left on the waiting list (dates from lista de espera):


!!Less and less couples!!

7 cases from 2006, March 1, May 4, September 1(IN REGION) and October 1

7 cases from 2007 Jan. 1, Feb. 1, May 3(1 IN REGION), September 1, November 1

12 cases from 2008 February 2, March 2, April 4, July 1, August 1, October 1 November 1

1 case from 2009 April 1


Time off


As you have understood if you followed my blog I have not been so much on the internet lately. I find it hard not to find any news and maybe only find families who have gotten refferals that are from 2005... It was nice to have a break from all of it.

Eurodisney was great, I would recommend it to all families with children. It was a lot of fun for Rebecca and her cousin and we are going to go back when we are a family of four. Still it was better in Florida, but for us that is much more expencive.

I will not write all news that have happened since last time. It will be old news.

I am so happy that we now can follow this blog(norwegian) as they have gotten their refferal. Their blog has always been on my page and they started the prosess in Norway in 2004.

Here is also a blog from USA. Damita Hope. They are adopting a 7 year old beautiful girl from Medellin.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Eurodisney

Tomorrow we are travelling to France and Eurodisney. I hope I will come home to many good colombianews. I am really looking forwards to a nice vacation with Rebecca, Svein Edvin and my sister and her family.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

News

I have not written in ages, so many of you probably know a lot more than me. Soon September is finished and I hope there will be many more news now when it is still possible to travel to Colombia. I know many of you from other countries are able to, but we have to wait until ICBF opens again. It is not easy to celebrate Christmas when your child is not with you.

Denmark
  • A family waiting from April 2008 (age group 0-2) has been told there are 1105 families in front of them.
  • A family on the waiting list from Denmark thinks there is movement in their case. Maybe another refferal to the danish? Hopefully they have good news to tell us soon.
Italy

  • Refferal of siblings 6 and almost 3. They were in the list 0-1 from November 2006, changed to siblings 0-6 (accepted April 2009) Meddelin July 2009
  • Boy 7 year old, lista de espera january 2009

Sweden
  • FFIA announces there has been two refferals from ICBF Colombia. One today and one 24 September. Last year FFIA had four refferals, so far this year they have had four. Maybe there will be an increase this year? I do not know how long the families have waited.
Spain
  • Two days ago ADECOP announced that there was a refferal of a child under 2 years old from Colombia.
  • There was another update from ADECOP 14.09. One a child 5 years and one 8 year old child
  • A family who are waiting for a child 3 years old from January 2007 has been told there are now 49 families waiting in front of them. In August there was 48. A bit depressing when it is going the wrong way.
  • A family from December 2007 in the age group 0-2 has been told there is 773 families in front of them.


France
  • There has been a french delegation in Colombia. Here you can read about it. It is in french, use google translate. I found one thing especially interesting and that was that there was less small children for international adoptions, but still many older cildren and children with special needs.
  • Region Bucaramanga(Santander) in the age group 2 years to family who has waited since July 2005.
  • Region Ibaque to a family who entered lista de espera 14.02.2006 in age group 1 year.
  • Girl 7 years to a family from France.
  • Girl 22 months to a family on the waiting list since February the 3, 2006. Age group 1 years. Region Neiva August 20.