Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Day 107

Rather than drag this post on and on about how we haven't received our LOA yet or whine about why we haven't received it yet, I will just get right to the point...



After 107 agonizing days, we finally got our...







I was actually in the middle of e-mailing a friend about how there were several LOA's being posted on RQ when the phone rang. As soon as I looked at the caller ID I knew.

Praise God! Andrew Isaac Hong Chun has officially been approved to become our son! Now we wait, again. I was told that TA is taking anywhere from 3-5 months. Lets pray we are on the shorter end of that wait time.

21 comments:

Kel said...

Congratulations! Absolutely fantastic news!

Tara Anderson said...

Oh Mandi! When I read the BIG news I got goosebumps all over my body and the tears starting flowing! Hallelujah!!! I rejoice with you dear friend...and join you in praying that you get your TA in record time! But at least now it's OFFICIAL and the timeline isn't quite so sparse!

Sherri said...

Yippee! I am so happy for you guys! Go get that sweetie the second they will let you! Give "my" Addison a big kiss for me while you are there!

Kinsey said...

Praise God!!!!! I know we have never met but I worked with Andrew at NDFH over the summer! Praise God for you and your devoted loving family, Andrew deserves the best... and that's you!

Lori said...

Well it's about time!! I'm so happy for you!! I had NOT heard that TA's were taking 3-5 months!! Yikes. Ours came in 8 weeks and I thought that was agonizing. I think you've waited plenty long...let's count on that TA comin' WAY sooner than expected!

Tisha said...

Congrats! That is one number I'm sure you won't soon forget! An answer to prayer; great news!

The Ferrill's said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!! I am SO glad you've got this HUGE step behind you and now on to TA! I pray it comes QUICK!

Jerry and Christy said...

congratulations! I have a friend in China right now and her TA only took 6 weeks. Hoping for a short TA for you.
Christy

Kristi said...

Congratulations! Glad to move you from one column on my "China adoptive family prayer spreadsheet" to another! Praying for a fast TA!

amy said...

WOOO HOOO!! Sammy cant wait to play with Drew! Congrats!!!!

Love
Amy

Stacy said...

Congratulations!!! I am so happy for you Mandi!!!!!

Rebecca said...

Great news! Congratulations to be past one more hurdle to bring that sweet boy HOME!

Cari said...

YAY!!! Every bit of info/approval is so exciting. Happy for you all!

love3bug said...

Blessings upon you and yours. Great to seeing your journey to your son moving along.
Mandy

Mellow said...

So happy to hear you have some good news! We have been praying for that. I hope you get to bring your little boy home very soon!

TanyaLea said...

PRAISE GOD!! Wow, finally...it is HERE!! Yes, at least now you can take a deep breath and KNOW that your turn is NEXT!!! YIPPEEE JESUS! <>< Now we're praying that your TA comes in record timing to make up for your long LOA wait!

love ya!
~Tanya

Girly Girl Mommy said...

Finally!! Thrilled that you are official and one more step closer to Drew. You have been the picture of grace as you have waited and seen those numbers creep into triple digets. Praying with you that TA comes fast.
~Kelly

living4him5 said...

Congratulations my friend!!!

Hugs and love,
Amy

Adeye said...

woooohooooo....I'm a little late on your huge news. What a fantastic phone call to FINALLY get, my friend.

That is just such amazing news. I am totally rejoicing with you.

Trusting for a VERY quick TA!!!!! Go God!!!

Love and hugs
Adeye

Jean said...

Yippee!! I am so so happy for you! I am coming in a bit late but do not want to miss the celebration!!

Praise the Lord, Drew is coming home! I bet it feels so oh so good!!

Praying for a quick TA!!

Wife of the Pres. said...

WEll FINALLY!!!

You know we just sent our I800 in too and are tentatively thinking travel possibly in April.

We may just see you in China yet except I may not be going. Maybe just DH. I just don't know. It is a matter of prayer that is for sure.

Anyway, I saw you got your LOA over on RQ and wanted to say congrats finally!!! You waited with grace!

I can't believe we just sent in our I800 but we were waiting for a reason. We finally just decided to go ahead and send in even though we are still waiting on that answer.

Your blog looks amazing by the way. I am sure you'll get some takers on that offer!!! I am selling off possessions too like crazy. This adoption (and the finances related to it) are so much harder this time around. My DH and I were talking about that this weekend … my DH is a contractor too in construction so we are right there with you.

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