So on average, what is our expected wait time? In our last post about waiting pool stats, I noted that there were 98 families in the waiting pool at the start of June. Our agency has about 35-45 placements each year. Assuming 45 placements per year, it would take over 2 years for every family in the waiting pool to get selected. For us, we're assuming an average wait time would be about 1.5 to 2 years.
This means we likely have plenty of time to splash around in the waiting pool. A couple of years ago, we splashed around with Charley, the happy adoption waiting pool whale. This time around, I think we'll hang out with Ginger, the glamorous waiting pool giraffe. Considering that this time around, we'll likely be waiting much longer, I've upgraded us to have a slide and a fountain! (It's entirely possible I might have to buy us one of these now that I've found it online...)
|Ginger, our waiting pool giraffe|