Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Flu.....blah, blah, blah.

Ugh.....I hate bad news.


Rumor is that the CCA* has halted issuing TA's (travel approvals)
and Referrals (non-special needs babies matched with families that have already
waited a loooooonnnngggg time (3+ years).
And I assume that means they won't issue LOA (letters of approval) for
those of us waiting for a special needs child (or in our case, an older child).


All because of the swine flu. Which thanks to the media, has been blown
completely out of perspective.
36,000 people die a year from the REGULAR seasonal flu.
But because the media loves to just take a story
and make it what THEY want it to be,
one result has been that sweet innocent children won't meet
their forever families as soon as hoped.

Yes precautions need to be taken seriously, yes wash your hands and don't sneeze on anyone...I know, I know.
It is not my intent to minimize the dangers of this very serious illness....just to keep things
in perspective.


Yesterday morning Lucy was watching Ni Hao, Kai-lan and Nicked asked her to move out of the way so he could see (he must have been really desperate for AM entertainment....

And instead of moving.....this is what she did.


Tracy said...

What a stink! Thats too funny! Sorry to hear that you may be delayed, that can be really frustrating.

Nancy said...

Sorry about your delay. I know you are trying to beat the clock!!! Great picture, as usual.

Amy said...

Oh no, Lori. I was worried this might happen. So sad all around. Praying for you and your waiting daughter...and all of the others out there waiting to be united. Hang in there, friend. {{{Hugs}}}

Jean said...

I love your honesty!! You are so funny!! It seems like they will find any reason to slow down adoptions- we need to get these kids home!!

What happened to the followers blog?? Did you not post it? It shows up on our blogs? Pressures on now!

Bless you!

Debby said...

Drats! I hope they change their positions on that soon....

We got to China just at the start of memories....not really.....

I have a "Lucy" at my house. She moves just like yours.

Sally- That Girl! said...

For crying out loud!!!!! That all I can say!!!!

quilt'n mama said...

We'll be praying for all these little ones that might be affected if they really halt things for a bit and for families who are stuck waiting longer. BTW, I love the picture at the end, that seems to happen at our house too:)

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