UPDATES ARE IN!!! BUT NOT OURS?! Well there you have it. Chung Yi didnt provide us with any new info. No court filing date, no hearing date. They forwarded the height and weight stats from last time which Sally thinks are wrong. Atleast for height anyway. Laura hopes to talk to Sally over the weekend to ask her to contact Chung Yi to find out what the hold up is. She thinks it could be that the government social worker is taking longer to get the file from the last 4 years together and over to Chung Yi as it also has to be filed in the courts along with our documents. So it was depressing to know that we are most likely not in the courts yet. About 99% sure since they didnt give us a date that it hasnt happened. Which means the court wait has yet to start and can be 1-6 months then another month to travel! :(
I kept busy the last 2 days assembling those packages that I have been accumulating along with some extra shopping from Mom and I for the donations. Laura said that Chung Yi is in need of many things. When I went to ship the 3 boxes today they were $72, $53, and $67!!! Yikes. I sent the one for $72 which was to Ti and included our family video, 1st letter to her, and our first letter to her foster mother. We also included some clothes, books, flash cards, build a bear slippers among many other little things. In the other boxes Mom bought the older boys 6 pairs of really nice shorts some with belts, undershirts, 2 large packages of boys socks, some girls clothes, and some hygiene stuff and then I picked out some girl clothes, underpants, packages of socks, 2 little boy outfits, lotions, toothbrushes, toothpastes, and lots of other stuff for the kids and staff. There are about 45 kids from Toddler age to teenagers and then 10 infants. They are all in need of clothes, toiletries, and art supplies. I guess they are not getting all the donations they need for the amount of kids they have right now. Most donations are for infants and girls but they have mostly older kids. Anyhow it was fun to do but I hated the shipping prices. I had to come back and compile the other 2 boxes into one bigger box as I couldnt get them into the flat rates and hope that that it is a little cheaper to send on Monday in that box.