The rumors regarding how far they are going to get with the next batch started last week. They range from Dec 20th through Dec 30th. So between 1 and 10 days. I think it is highly unlikely that we will be seeing a 10 day batch. The 20th is thought to be a pretty big day based on the online polls so I wouldn't be surprised if they only did one day. But we are hoping for at least 3 or 4 days. Probably won't be seeing referrals arrive this week, most likely we will see them early next week.
So it is looking more and more like our referral will not be arriving until the Spring or Summer which makes it more likely that we will be affected by the Summer Olympics in Beijing. The goods news is it looks like travel to China will not stop. One postive rumor on one of the adoption boards is that referrals and travel will continue during the Olympics. US agencies will just skip the sightseeing trip to Beijing. As much as we are looking forward to seeing The Great Wall, Forbidden City and the rest of the sights, we know the top priority is getting our daughter. We plan to travel back to China for heritage trips with Grace when she gets older so we will be seeing those sights eventually.