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The miracle is a beautiful image of Ephesians 3:20--more than I can ask or imagine. Every day is a miracle. Every moment is a miracle. Specifically for our family, the miracle of more is our family growing in ways I would never have imagined when we first committed to adoption 8 years ago. But, the greatest miracle is the change in ME!

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Monday, April 30, 2007

Crazy for LOA

So, yesterday and today I took my obsession/compulsion to new lengths.

Families in the special needs adoption process must wait for the LOA, Letter of Acceptance.
After signing and returning this, they wait for TA, Travel Approval.
Then, they finally get to go to China.
From LOA to travel time is about 6 weeks.

So, why am I obsesses?

First of all, our dearest friends received the LOA on Friday. They were logged in 17 days before we were; however, Chinese New Year passed after the LID, so there are only 10 LID's after theirs to ours.

But, on Saturday night, very late, I learned of a family who also received LOA on Friday. Their LID-log in date-was the day after ours!!!!!!!

So, now I'm thinking...why can't we get ours???????????????? I was hoping beyond hope that our agency just hadn't yet received the package, and we would get the awesome call today.
But, no one's working in Michigan now.

So, I can still hope for tomorrow. If we don't hear by Wednesday, then I'll have to settle down for a 2 week wait, at the least. China has a week long holiday May 1-7, so now paperwork will be processed then. If by some marvelous surprise, our LOA was mailed today, April 30, then the latest we would hear would be Wednesday.

So, once again, I'll try to sleep.
I'll keep praying,
I'm so ready to go get my baby girl!

Thanks for your prayers,

1 comment:

Marjo said...

Dear Robbie

I hope you'll get your LOA soon!!
I know how hard this wait is:(
Please know that your precious girl is loved. They really take good care of her. My son is doing great now thanks to their care. Hope your sweety will be home soon


Marjo from holland
mom to 4 amazing kids from china including our sweet Sheng, Ellies little friend

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