Thursday, December 17, 2009

All I Want For Christmas...

Is My





Is that really too much to ask? As of today we are on day 80 of waiting. There rumors floating around on RQ that there is a good possibility that LOA's won't come in now until after Christmas and The New Year. My hopes of being with Drew for his 4th birthday are being crushed. I still continue to pray for a Miracle, after all, He has already showed us that He is with us on this journey.

Prayers for a call, THE call that is would be greatly appreciated. Once we have our LOA (which is China's final word saying yes we can adopt Drew) we then have to submit more paperwork to USCIS and the CCAA and then we should get our TA (travel approval). I think the timeline from receiving LOA to TA is about 8-10 weeks and TA to boarding a plane is around 1-2 weeks. So, if there is any chance at all that we can be with Drew for his birthday, we need to get that LOA soon, very soon.

7 comments:

Allison said...

I just stumbled across your blog. I know how hard the wait is, especially around the holidays. I am praying that you receive LOA so very soon!

Desiree' said...

Ours is one of the agencies saying no go until after Christmas....day 93 here. So frustrating!!

Tara Anderson said...

Oh Mandi! I am praying that you get your LOA for Christmas...preferably before!!! My heart aches with you in your wait, but I know God is in control and His timing is always perfect. Oh how I hope His perfect timing is before Christmas!!!

TanyaLea said...

Oh Mandi ~ I know exactly how you feel. Our hearts desire has always been to have Khloe home before her second birthday (Feb.8th!) and now we know that isn't going to happen. But I will definitely be praying for you and your LOA and that God will grant you this desire of your heart! He is the One who can make it happen!! <><

Blessings and Hugs,
~Tanya

Hannah said...

Praying for you guys to get your LOA. I am sure our adoption process was different but the stress and waiting is the same. Praying for you guys.

Rebecca said...

Praying for you...waiitng is SO hard! (especially when we want our babies home for Christmas & birthdays)

Jean said...

Oh Mandi- I am so sorry- grrrr- it is so hard to wait. I know how much you want Drew in your arms!

On the more selfish side I want you to get your TA now so I know they are coming asap... so we can get ours asap!

It is so hard to understand this crazy timing- it is different for everyone- it makes no sense...

Praying that it comes before New Years! Thinking of you.
Jean