Thursday, September 29, 2011

Thankful Thursday ~ Red Light, Green Light

WOW, it's been a while since I posted a Thankful Thursday post...

4way Stop Light

Ok, here's the deal. I feel like we have been playing the game Red Light, Green Light ever since we started Kalia's adoption. In the beginning everything was a green light. We were racing to get get everything done. Despite the many roadblocks we encountered along the way, we continued to push forward.

Then just a day before we were supposed to be DTC we came up on a major red light. One that could have potentially cost us to lose our daughter. But, we fought. We jumped through the hoops, and in the end, we came out on top, knowing more than ever that Kalia was our daughter, and we were on His path. After 30 days of being at a standstill, we were given the green light and were DTC!

Little did we know that that green light was going to be short lived. We have been stuck on a red light for 120 days as we wait for our LOA! You read that right, as of today, we have waited 120 days for our LOA and it looks like we may a quite a few more days to wait.

Our agency was able to find out what was going and it appears our LIN (log in number) was issues incorrectly causing this ridiculously long wait for our LOA. It has been fixed which should mean we are speeding through a green light, right?


October 1 starts a week long holiday for China (it is National Day) which means from October 1st to October 7th, everything is shut down including CCCWA. This basically means that our LOA will most likely NOT be issued before their holiday.

Now, our agency and their in China contact has asked that our LOA be issued BEFORE the holiday but there have been go guarantees given. So, we are once again stuck at a red light.

IF it is issued before the holiday, our agency is expecting to know by tomorrow. Because of this LOA delay there is no way we will have Kalia before her 10th birthday on December 1st. Actually at this point, we are not even sure she will be home for Christmas.

PLEASE, PLEASE pray we get our LOA tomorrow or at least know that it has been issued. We have already endured so much to get our daughter home, my only prayer at this point is that she be in my arms for Christmas whether that be here or in China. Please spread the word, the more prayers, the better.

The fundraiser end tomorrow so there is still time to get in on a chance to win an awesome Vera Bradley bag or purse.


Jean said...

Praying Mandi! Praying they will be so kind as to do it NOW!

Your wait has been unbelivable- I am so sorry you have had to go through this...

Valerie and Jeff said...

Praying for you guys! I am confident that they will issue it before the holiday. Serena's mom is on day 104 or something too--and there was a translation error that also may delay them from getting her before Christmas! They are SO anxious ... every day of wait is one more without your growing daughters and that's hard to watch! Praying also that the ChipIn continues to climb as the fundraiser ends tomorrow. SO thrilled to see you so close to the goal! That is amazing and I will never tire of seeing that again and again!
Hold Strong!

Stephanie said...

Holy smokes, Mandi that's so tough. Trying to think of what I could say for encouragement but I got nothin' this time. Just that I'll pray for you today that when you finally get word it's what you need to hear. this is one of those times that you know for sure there's nothing left you can do on your's all up to someone else. I was always relieved when that happened during our process because I knew it was all in His hands and that I could do absolutely nothing but sit back and wait. Okay, so I though of something...hope this helps a bit. I'll be checking in to see if you hear anything!!!

living4him5 said...

Praying for you!!!!

Hang in there!