Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Oh No, please don't let this happen....

The rumors going around that the CCAA may stop all referrals and TA's for 20-30 days due to the Swine flu is leaving me a mess. A mess.

I did speak to my agency, to which they told me not to worry, that they have received no word about this happening....however, other (non US) agencies are sending out written confirmation that this is happening. How can this be happening??? Have we not had enough road bumps on this journey??? This just can't be happening, I can't handle the stress, the pressure, the anxiety, another damn roadblock. I wanted my baby girl home yesterday.
In fact, I wanted her home on March 7, 2008...the day she was born. We've waited long enough to be together, neither one of us should have had to wait till she was 13 months old for our referral day. We were were ready at her legal 6 month age! We've had to renew more paperwork than I care to imagine & now if this rumor proves to be true, what will happen to our Visas that are set for May 14th? Somebody tell me why she isn't already here!?!?!
Just look at that face....the thought of her growing up another day or another month without me is more than my heart can handle.

37 comments:

Maya's Mommy said...

We feel exactly the same way. I can't believe this is happening! My stress headache is back and I feel like bawling. Will this nightmare ever end???

Lori
www.meetingmayaa.blogspot.com

lora said...

This just can't happen!
I'll be praying for you....

Suzie said...

I hope it isn't true!! Sending good thougths your way.

Amanda said...

I have never commented, but felt compelled today. I don't remember how I found your blog, but I read it faithfully.

I just wanted you to now that we will be praying for your family for a speedy TA

PIPO said...

I am so sorry. There are no other words.

Dawn and Dale said...

I'm crying reading your post because it's so true....Emerson needs to be with you and you need to be with her!! YESTERDAY!!

Praying for you!!

Debra said...

Praying for all of you now.

skm said...

My eyes, fingers, toes and legs are crossed that this ugly rumor is not true. Keep staring at your beautiful Emerson, she will bring you so much happiness and joy.
Sharon

Meg said...

myheart is broken for youguys- I hope this does not happen....
Meg

Diana said...

I am so sorry..when I started to hear all about this I started praying it would not effect any of you..
Hugs

Heza Hekele said...

When I saw the travel advisories on the news this morning, I actually thought of your family and found myself thinking, almost out loud, "don't let this delay Emerson's homecoming!"

*hugs*

Heza Hekele said...

I can't get over those shoes she's wearing in that picture! They look like a pair of shoes from See Kai Run made in the Pedipeds style. Very retro, I love them!

Sandra said...

Tracy, I have no words as I know that nothing I can say will make you feel any better.

Sending good thoughts your way (and hugs, too).

Island Girl said...

T

All I can say or actually do is [{HUGS}]!!! Give you that!!!
Bobbie

Colleen said...

Oh my friend.... WHY all of this at the same time? I am so sorry...I wish I could take away some of this pain and stress for you. I pray that this really isn't the case....

Special K said...

My heart broke a little when I heard your reaction to this. The words stuck in my throat and I just couldn't even say anything at first. I'm so very sorry this is happening. There's really nothing at all that will comfort you today... except maybe knowing how loved you are and that if your friends could fix this for you, we would. I'm here if you need me.

A Beautiful Mess said...

hoping that this is just a rumor and that you guys will be traveling soon.

~K said...

I'm praying for you that the key word is rumor. Gawd... could ya just catch a break once and awhile!
Sending my good karma out into the universe... thinking of you T

Doreen said...

I pray that this will blow over very quickly. To be this close...well, I'm just at a loss for words.

Doreen in Montreal single mom to Faith-Jiangxi & Mia-Sichuan

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

"BIG HUGS"..
Let's just hope it is a rumor...

Ro, Ro, sa, ta, and so said...

I am so, so sorry! When I read the news today I thought of you right away. I know that you don't know me, but I've been following your blog for a long time, and this completely broke my heart for you. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Hang in there. (Easier said than done, I'm sure.)

Hugs,
Rochelle in WI

Rhonda said...

I'm so very sorry. I don't have any profound words, it just sucks.

Joy said...

There are just no words but I am very sorry that everything seems to be going so slow for us Mar/06
LIDS. I will pray for you!

carolinagirl said...

I am right there with you. We are adopting from Russia. Our little referral was born 1/24/08, and our call was 2/25/09 (at 13 months). We have to take 2 trips, and we still don't have dates for the first trip to meet her! It's been 2 months since that call, and I know this possible pandemic is going to slow things down even more!!! Why is traveling so darn complicated? So frustrating!

Good Luck to your family and your little one!!!

Liz and Ava said...

So Sorry!...hoping it's just a rumour!

2china4S said...

I'm so sorry that what you guys are hurting over this. Sending positive thoughts your way. Emerson needs to be at home with her wonderful family.

Tawni said...

So sorry...hug...

I'll be praying

t

thegreybullet said...

I am so sorry this is happening. You are right no one should have to endure such speed bumps. I pray that all isresolved soon and precious Emerson is home where she belongs!
Ellen

Catherine said...

So sorry! Hugs and prayers friend. Cannot imagine how hard this must be for you. :o(

Briana's Mom said...

There are no words. I just pray this is not true.

Laurie said...

Hugs

Kudo said...

So hopping everything turns around and you are on a plane soon.

Kayce said...

You guys have been on my mind and in my prayers. I so hope these rumors are not valid. Hugs!

Daniella said...

hoping this is not true. My agency has nothing up about it.
xo

kris said...

Here is the letter posted on RQ girl. It kind of looks like it's saying 2 things at once, that it will be up to you and your agency... AND that they will postpone travel, but then it says or implies they WON'T by saying if you feel sick in China you need to go to the hospital and see a doctor. Clear as mud. I copied and pasted it for you.

Adoption agencies:

Currently there are cases of human infection of the swine flu found in some countries and regions. With the high infectivity of this disease, children are susceptible to it for their low resistance. In order to avoid cross infection during the process of adoption registration and protect the health of children in orphanages as well as the adoptive parents, we hereby announce that:

Adoption agencies are required to counsel the adoptive parents who have received Notice of Coming to China for Adoption to postpone their trip to China for the registration procedure.

The validity period of Notice of Coming to China for Adoption issued between March 1 to April 30 this year is prolonged from three months to five months (There is no need to update the paper).

Adoptive families are advised to follow the arrangement of local registration authorities and cooperate during the entrustment of child for the harmony period and the adoption registration process.

If adoptive parents feel unwell during their stay in China for the registration procedure, they shall go to the hospital for medical checkup in time and report to CCAA about relevant situation.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Please contact the following persons for more information:
#12288;#12288;Li Lei 010-65548835
#12288;#12288;Li Zhiqiang 010-65548836

#12288;#12288;#12288;#12288;#12288;#12288;#12288;#12288;#12288;#12288;#12288;#12288;#12288;#12288;#12288;#12288;#12288;#12288;#12288;China Center of Adoption Affairs

kris said...

ps. I understand it to mean
that CCAA is asking agencies to "counsel" their clients and if clients choose to
delay travel,their TA's will be extended.

The Drinkwaters said...

Hi,

We are waiting for our Travel Apprival to come through, and were expecting it this week or next. Our daughters share the same birthday of March 7/08, but our daughter is in Guangxi.

Our agency says we will have to wait until Tuesday (after the long weekend in China) to see what will happen. They feel it will all depend on if the outbreak is contained or continues to progress.

Joyanne
drinkwaterfamily.blogspot.com