I was on an airplane earlier in the week and on the TV in the setback in front of me, it showed the “time to destination”. I imagine that one of the reasons the information was listed there was so that passengers could make an informed decision as to whether they should start watching a movie or not. Having this information would also be handy in deciding whether to nap or eat or to start wrapping up whatever project you were working on.
During the waiting stages in adoption, there is no countdown clock. Though we may know that every minute we get closer to the ultimate “destination”, there is no roadmap, no ability to foretell what the timeline will be.
It would be so much easier to be able to plan, to be able to make decisions about life, to know whether there is time to fit other major life decisions in if there were a set in stone timeline.
There is nothing that makes the wait in adoption any easier EXCEPT knowing what the ultimate destination will finally be: family.