I'm excited...can you tell?????!!!!
One of the families ahead of us on the list waiting for a sibling referral has received their referral (for a 5.5 year old boy and a 3.5 year old girl). No, it's not our referral yet, but any sibling referral these days gets a huge shout of jubilation. This is the second sib referral since the new Imagine began giving out referrals in December (in comparison to at least a dozen singleton referrals).
I'm particularly excited because, although we are now #7 on the list for referrals (doesn't #7 sound better than #8?), yesterday's referral puts us in a good position. Of the families still ahead of us on the list, none is open to children who are four years old...but we are. This means that if siblings become available where at least one is four years old, we would be next in line to receive that referral. That is an exciting prospect. Frankly, regardless of the fact that our age range is broader than some of the other waiting families, it's just hugely thrilling to know that another family waiting longer than us can now be crossed off of the list. This is a day for lots of hip-hip-hoorays!