Our adoption agency has established a foster care program for some of the kids in Xe Kin's orphanage. I have asked our Waiting Child Coordinator, Pam, to try to find out if Ke Xin is part of that program or if this is something the orphanage arranged on its own. I also found out we DON'T get updates every three months. We just get the one, 3 months after receiveing our Pre-Approval. Phooey. Closer to Gotcha Day, we'll send a cake and have some pictures taken by a care package service in China.
I have been investigating what shots/immunizations we'll need for the trip. None are required, but several are recommended - Hepatitis A & B, typhoid and tetanus. I think I'd rather be safe and get them. Debbi is going to ask her doc. I'm just going to the local Travel Clinic.
My painting is continuing, though slowly. I'm painting the 2 story foyer using the platform that Mark designed. It has worked wonderfully! Now we just have to figure out how to paint the 2 story staircase (and change the light bulbs that burned out about 3 years ago...) Ha!
Olivia is getting psyched about our trip. She mentions Ke Xin alot and made her an early birthday card the other day using her Scooby Doo stickers! I think she'll be a great big sister. I just hope Ke Xin can open up fairly quickly and accept her attention without freaking out. Here are a few more Olivia pics. She has quite the personality! The last photo is of her in her "High School Musical" outfit. She coordinated it herself and she is VERY proud of it.