Adopting from China is always hurry up and wait. The paperchase is a whirlwind of activity for 3 or 4 months. Then you wait and wait and wait.....There are some updates to do along the way but mostly just waiting. Now that we have our referral it is back to hurry up. We now have stuff to buy and forms to fill out. I think it is better to be busy than not, makes the time go by faster.
We started our to dos this week by applying for our travel visas. Interestingly there was an article in the local paper today that China is limiting some types of visas due to the Olympic protests. It doesn't look like it will affect us though as they are only limiting multiple entry visas, we are only requesting single entry.
We also put together and sent a care package to Grace. Unfortunately we heard from another parent who recently traveled to Yifeng SWI that her care package did not arrive. No way to know if she will actually get it but we really hope she does. In the care package we included an album with pictures of us and our families, a stuffed spotted kitty, a panda rattle, a disposable camera, a soft blanket, a list of questions and some candy for the nannies.