It's really getting to me now. We have been signed with our agency since September 2008 and due to age issues and them not having a place for us we didn't start the HS until May 09 --- 8 months since signing.
All in all it's a good agency -- they have the sliding scale to where our adoption will only be $7000 .... and I hate complaining. But we've almost been with them a year already and are not even waiting yet.
Since they don't have a spot on the official list yet they are treating us as an independent adoption -- but we've been scared to really look into private adoptions due to the risk factor. (If we were to find someone to do an independent adoption with and them decide to parent we would have no money left to go ahead with the agency ... and our agency is the best option.)
With our agency if a placement falls through you never get charged again -- they just put your profile back into the mix. So you KNOW you will get a baby and this is what it will cost. Who could ask for more, right?
It's just our wait got drawn out due to the agency not being totally up front about everything -- and maybe that's due to me not asking the right questions.