Well I talked to the agency this week and they say we will NOT make the cut for the April referral batch. So they said to look forward to May. I was very sad when I got off the phone, but we know that God works everything out in His perfect time. Nadia won’t be ready in 3 weeks, she will be ready in 7 weeks. And I just know that when we see her face all of the waiting will be worth it.
The Child Ambassadors have a goal of getting 500 girls from Cambodia, China, India and Thailand sponsored by May 1st. Poor girls in Asia are in especially difficult circumstances; as families struggle to survive, girls are vulnerable to child labor, sex-trafficking, and early marriage. Boys are typically valued more in these cultures and IF a family has money for schooling or medicine it typically goes to the male of the family. But you can make a difference by sponsoring one of these beautiful children.
This campaign is different than ones we have done in the past like the Gulu Project. The photos of these girls cannot be posted on the internet because of how at-risk they are. So if you are interested in sponsoring one, let me know. I have all their information that I can give you in an email (first name, age, birthday, number of family members). I have 9 children available right now that will only be available for sponsorship through me. 4 of the folders will be good until March 28th, 5 until April 7th. What does that mean? If I don’t get them sponsored by then, they go back into the system to give another Child Ambassador or Independent Artist a chance to get them sponsored.
Mike and I sponsor 2 girls from Cambodia and they are sweet and so excited to be able to attend school and have school supplies. We receive wonderful letters, photos and cards from them. Let me know if you want more information – working with World Vision is one of the GREATEST blessings of my life.
The newest batch of referrals came out Monday. The CCAA got through Oct. 24th, 2005. If we based our predictions on past performance we should be next!!!! I get excited just thinking about it! Hopefully in about 4 weeks we will get THE CALL. There are no holdiays in March so hopefully they will move along at a speedy pace and get the next batch out soon.
It is so fun to look at all the photos of the beautiful babies people have posted on the various yahoo groups in the last few days. And all I can think is, “We should be NEXT!!”
Here is a new video put up by Holt International Adoption agency. It’s helpful for those who wonder what happens when you get the baby, and this sums it up. You wait in a room, they call your name, you go in and the baby is handed to you. Enjoy, but don’t blame me if you cry. LOL.