Saturday, July 07, 2007










































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.

9 comments:

Chairman Mom said...

OUCH! $72 to ship a package to Chung Yi?? Uh oh. Is there no cheaper way to ship stuff?

Well, that's a bummer. If you find a cheaper shipping method, please post. :-)

Stacey, the Hegemom
http://chairmanmom.blogspot.com

Tisra said...

What a great way to combat the horrible wait. I am sorry that you've got not new information. But, rest assured, that you did everything you possibly could to speed this thing along (your turn around time on those documents should be done by all parents!) I will pray she joins you quickly.

Tisra
http://lifetrain.blogspot.com
waiting for referral

Laurie said...

Nicole - Thanks so much for your comments. Your kids are adorable. I think adopting an older child is so exciting, something I haven't ruled out. I have a very good friend that is from Taiwan. I hope your daughter is home soon!

R... said...

Wow! What an impressive selection of items! I hope you get an update soon that is full of good news.

shelley said...

Now that is a care package. Would you send me one to cheer me up??? I hope she is home soon.

Ann said...

No matter the cost Ti is going to love anything you send. I wonder how she'll react to the video. I would love to see how she acts watching it.

shelley said...

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shelley
www.letsgototaiwan.blogspot.com

Judy said...

So glad to see the packages and letters being sent to Ti. Also, interesting to see the letters with your family photo. She is such a special little girl. Hope the wait goes by quickly for you.

Judy

Sherry said...

Looks like you've done some shopping! By the time Kobi rec'd all his care pkgs I had spent $150 on S&H. Ouch! Worse part was getting some of the stuff back home. I will wish you lots of luck in that department as I can only imagine Ti will have many things.

Hope your paperwork gets a move n this week!