Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Baby Pick Em - Results

At the beginning of August, Andy put up a fun post inviting everyone to comment with their guesses on when we would have a placement.  Some brief facts before I list the results below:

  • We entered the waiting pool on July 12, 2012
  • Average placements per year range from 40-60
  • There are currently at least 94 families in the waiting pool
  • Assuming no families join the waiting pool, it would take 1 year and 10.5 months for all 94 families to be chosen at a rate of 50 placements/year
  • May 29, 2014 is the date that matches a 1 year and 10.5 month waiting period

With that, here's the final tally of the 14 guesses.  We definitely appreciate all of the optimism!
Placement Date: (1) 2012, (11) 2013, and (2) 2014

Gender: (8) Boy, (6) Girl

Placement Location: (6) Washington, (4) Oregon, (2) California, (2) N/A

Date Gender   Location
November, 2012GirlOregon
January 2013BoyWashington      
February 2013GirlCalifornia
February 24, 2013        GirlWashington
March 2013GirlOregon
April 2013BoyWashington
April (mid) 2013BoyN/A
July 29, 2013GirlN/A
August 2013BoyWashington
August 2013BoyOregon
September 2013GirlWashington
October 2013BoyOregon
January 2014BoyCalifornia
May 2014BoyWashington


  1. There is a lot of waiting and some luck involved, but I've heard that sometimes birth moms like to pick gay couples because then no one "replaces" her. I don't know if it's true or not, but since we get the short end of the stick when it comes to marriage and other rights, maybe we get a little help when it comes to adoption. :-)

  2. I'm tempted to use "Price is Right" strategy and change my guess to June 2014...