I decided that it had been a while since I bugged my agency and I was starting to wonder if the 6 month wait for a referral was still reasonable or if I should start preparing myself for a referral next year. Six months would put my referral around Christmas. So, I sent an email to my agency and the response I received started with:
"It is very likely that you will receive a referral soon (before Xmas)"
This has me very excited. It actually made it a little more real for me. To think that I will have a picture of my baby girl before the end of the year is just amazing!