If you have visited here before, you can probably see that I have changed the name of the blog again. I started blogging at 4URuthie to tell the story of our journey to adopt our 1st daughter. I changed it to Mountains for Maggie when we were praying for God to move mountains on behalf of our 2nd daughter. Well now it is no longer just Ruthie’s or Maggie’s stories. It is now our family's story, and the stories of those we share life with, as we Conquer Mountains together. Both ConqueringMountains.net and 4URuthie.blogspot will lead here.

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I am a pastor's wife, mother of 4 kids (2 adopted and 3 with special needs), physical therapist, and photography junky. This is where it all comes together for me. Feel free to join along as I process life out loud.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Same Flu Second Overreaction

Wow this process has been a lot more eventful than I anticipated when we started 2 years ago.

There is a group from our agency that received their TA's last week and were told yesterday that they would most likely travel on May 21st. Well today, as I understand it, China has stopped issuing appointments to families to adopt due to fear from the 1 swine flu case in China. This means that the travel group with my agency will not travel until at least May 30th and it could be later.

Some agencies are reporting that China is also not making matches right now. I believe they are referring to the healthy child matches that occur about once a month and were due this week. I am not sure how that affects Ruthie's RA. My hope is that her RA is already in the mail and so it doesn't matter. If it is not in the mail, I don't know if they will keep processing it or wait. I also don't know if we get our RA if they will start processing our TA or wait on that.

I have been praying today that God by His power would command the adoption process in China and bring these babies home. When you are pregnant and overdue it is hard because you are ready to meet your child, but you aren't missing anything during the wait. In the case of adoption, every day is a day that you miss in the life of this child and that just gets harder and harder to bear.


Amy said...

I am so sorry to hear this...I will keep praying you hear something SOON!

Happy Blessings said...

My heart aches for you! I so understand the pain of this wait.

Keep your eyes looking UP!


Jenn said...

Love it when I do that! NOT!! I posted that last comment under a different account. OOPS!!


Cheri said...

I'm sorry things are taking so long with your RA. Lifting you and your family up in prayer.

I too think things have been blown out of the water with this flu. ((HUGS))

Barb Hardeman said...

My heart is heavy with sighing for you. I will be praying for you that our God, who can turn the heart of a King, will turn the heart of exactly the person in China that will free up Ruthie. He is watching over Ruthie through all this time that you cannot. His love will not depart...

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