October 27, 2002 Update
It’s highly unlikely we will get a referral this week (now through November 1). If referrals were coming this week, we would have heard rumors on the Internet last week about referrals being out of the matching room and on the desk of the CCAA’s (Chinese government adoption agency’s) director’s desk for final signature. Usually, this rumor comes out. Then a few days later, another rumor comes out that the referrals have been put in the mail by CCAA. Then 2-3 days later, people start announcing on the Internet that their agencies have received their referrals.
If these rumors start appearing this upcoming week, that will mean referrals should be coming next week (November 4 through 8). Some adoption agencies had been predicting referrals arriving during the week of November 4-8 anyway.