Well it has been 8 months that Cali has joined our family. She continues to grow and amaze us everyday.
There are children from her orphanage that were on the same waiting child list as Cali and their forever families are still waiting for travel approval. If you can, please pray for all the waiting families and children. If you can imagine they are so close to traveling and now the swine flu hits. China has asked families not to travel for the safety of the children and the Chinese population. China has just been through, SARS and bird flu. There are folks out there that waited extra months a few years ago to travel because of SARS, hopefully this swine flu will not turn into another SARS. It is just heart wrenching to see the face of your waiting child half a world away and now travel is on hold. Just say a little pray, especially with Mother's Day around the corner. I know when we waited a bit longer than expected for Lily (adoption #1) I was really a sad mommy. God always has perfect timing.