CC-AA sent out a batch of referrals today through March 14th, 2006. Woo Hoo!!! That's good news for several reasons.
First off... they were supposed to arrive around the first week of the month. (That's not the good news part. LOL!) But due to the panic over the swiine flu, the CC-AA was rumored to have halted new referrals. Nothing like being stuck in limbo when you're already 3 years into the process!
I tried to remain optimistic and not worry. But deep down... I was trying to control the freak out. I did pretty good keeping it stifled. Because the *ONLY* thing that has kept me hanging on and remotely sane (I said "remotely"... LOL!) has been the knowledge that babies were still being referred every month. Much slower than when I started this process, of course. But the program was still moving forward. So for the whole thing to stop.... scared the shit outta me and threatened to topple the fragile state of sanity I live in. LOL! So good news... the line is moving again!! Can I get a Halle-lu-yer?!
Secondly it's good news cuz I have exactly 3 months worth of LID's ahead of me in line. 92 days to be exact. Still forecasting a late 2010 referral based on the rate they've been referring for the last year or so. It's also good that they seem to be doing a good steady pace of kicking out March 2006. March 7th and the 14th are very big number days. Meaning a lot more people than normal had their dossiers logged in on those dates. So there was fear they'd make those dates only 1 day batches. The fact that they haven't is progress, I think. It's NOT A SPEED UP... as some people want to think. But steady forward progress without further slow down. I'll take that and be grateful at this point.
For those in my family and my non-China adoption friends who don't normally stalk the Rumor Queen site like I do and may want a cute little Chinese baby fix ... here's a link to blogs with new referrals. They should all have pics posted soon.
My mind has been wandering all day as I drift to thoughts of our princess who is probably right now still enroute to China. I'm looking forward to news that she and J have arrived safely and all passengers are fever free. China is now taking the temperature of folks upon arrival and has been quarantining anyone showing signs of illness AND everyone else on the plane, too. Swiine flu precautions that they are taking VERY seriously. Go ahead and click this link. It's an interesting read. I'm so very excited and can't wait to see them finally get their baby girl! Oh what a happy day that'll be.
Also hoping for good news for my Pug Mama as she awaits news of her Travel Approval. Holding out that there's still a chance for her to travel with her agency group which includes her LID twin, Luna. They're scheduled to go on June 4th. Please please pretty please CC-AA. These girls need to go together. Maybe if we all concentrate really hard we can telepathically send a message to whoever needs to sign off on her document and will them to get it done! Okay everybody... start now. Concentrate... concentrate..... :)