Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Another Speed Bump!!

Silly me!! When people have been asking about when I anticipate receiving Hannah's referral I've actually been narrowing it down to a month or two. My current answer has been, 'Probably July but possibly June.'

Now, not so much!! Just when I was oh soclose Swine Flu has reared it's ugly head and thrown the world of International Adoption (and many other situations) into a state of unrest. Yes, it appears that CCAA is going to hold referrals for a period of 20-30 days and then re-evaluate the situation.

Can I blame them? No, not one single bit. They lost many precious people to SARS and now I completely understand them wanting to be careful with this newest problem.

When SARS stopped referrals and travel in 2003, CCAA still worked and when they were open to travel again worked very hard to make up for lost time by sending out double batches of referrals. Oh how I hope that happens again this time!

So, I have no answers nor does anybody else. What I do know is that I hopped on this stroller coaster a long time ago and am still on the ride of my life! Oh the stories I'll have to share with Hannah when she gets older! Sure hope she likes roller coasters! I've learned to love them over the past 4 years!!

My heart goes out to Lisa, T and Pug Mama who are all holding pictures of their precious little ones and now don't know when they'll receive their travel approval and green light to go to China. As hard as this added speed bump might be to me, I cannot begin to imagine how hard it must be for those who know who their child is. Hugs and prayers for you dear friends.

21 comments:

  1. I don't think this is going to happen.. RQ just posted...
    Hugs..

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  2. Here's hoping they get things under control quickly and referrals start again! Keeping you all in my prayers!
    j

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  3. Hang in there Cath! Hopefully,they'll do extra referrals in a month and you'll suddenly be "next"!

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  4. You never know what rumours to believe. Lets hope this last one is wrong...

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  5. Thank you my sweet friend. I am still holding out that this is just a rumor and we will see TA and huge batch of referrals soon!

    You are so spot on. The wait is harder once you get a glimpse of her and her sweet personality.

    Lisa

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  6. It SUX!!! But that is life and we have to roll with the punches.

    Keep smilin!

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  7. Took the words out of my mouth. It sucks...big time.

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  8. You have a wonderful outlook as always!

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  9. That is awful. This whole swine flu is just horrible. I can't believe how many speed bumps there have been. I really hope that ccaa works fast to catch up after all of this is over.

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  10. You are so strong. I was devastated yesterday, still trying to put it in perspective.

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  11. Your attitude towards things never fails to brighten what/whomever is around you.

    Fingers crossed and a heart full of hope for you.

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  12. Hopefully this will only be a small and short speed bump and that afterwards they make up the time quickly with extra large referal batches.

    Lots of hugs.

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  13. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  14. After the Sa.RS shut down they went at warpspeed - so maybe this will be a blessing in disguise?! Praying that the swine flu is dealt with quickly, so everyone can move on!

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  15. Hi Catherine!! It was so nice to meet you last week:) How funny that I had just found your blog then met you in person!! I am looking forward to following along your journey...it's getting exciting - despite all the bumps in the road!

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  16. Hoping and Praying that the speed bump gets smoothed out QUICLY for China for all International Adoption. Prayerfully it will be a short bump!

    Blessings,
    Tami
    PRAYING JEREMIAH HOME QUICKLY
    www.tillGodbringsthemhome.blogspot.com

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  17. Oh man..... I am so sorry. You have such a wonderful and positive outlook! I know that it's hard to do that... I really know!! Hang in there Catherine... she's coming home soon. :)

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  18. I'm glad you called it a speed bump... I tend towards stronger language when my patience gives out (well, not very often) but a bump is a bump. So glad you are positive and know your turn will be here soon.

    Alyzabeth's Mommy

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