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