Tuesday, September 20, 2011


I got a call today from our agency in regards to our LOA. I so wish I was posting that it was good news. Actually she was calling to let me know they did receive an LOA, but it was not ours. They are not sure why it is taking so long for us to get ours. They have inquired to see if there are any "issues" with our paperwork and have been told no, everything is fine.

The family that got LOA yesterday went to "in process" a week AFTER us so our agency is once again checking with their in China contacts to make sure everything is okay. They are still hopeful it will come later this week.

We are officially on day 111 of our LOA waiting and it is so frustrating. I keep telling myself "everything happens for a reason and when it is our time, that is when everything will come together and we will meet Kalia."

So, keep praying that we hear something soon. I am SO ready for this wait to be over.


WilxFamily said...

Ahhhh....Mandi! I'm so sorry! Seems like after we waited for Drew & Evan's LOA's, they started to come really fast, and now they are back up to 95+ days of waiting. :( I know two other families who are going to be hitting the 100 day mark in just a few days.

I hope today is the day for you!! Everyday brings you a step closer, that's for sure.

Valerie and Jeff said...

Praying for your family Mandi! I have not checked in awhile and to see your Chip In has grown SO MUCH is amazing and so, so, SO cool!!! I was hoping that the neat-O bags would be a success! And the promise of the neat outfit for tomorrow ... oh boy!
Hugs to you and hope THIS is the week!!

Jean said...

It has to come soon- what a grueling wait it has been. I am so sorry. It has to be down right painful...

Praying this is the week!

Shonni said...

Ohhh, I am so sorry it is taking so long.

TanyaLea said...

I can only imagine the depth of your frustrations right now. I know it is so hard not to be anxious, but you are doing the right thing by giving it back to God and fully relying on Him and His timing. I hope one day you will be able to look back with understanding as to why He had you wait. Still, when you know the process and the 'normal' time of waiting for LOA, this does just seem beyond crazy!

Praying your answers come SOON!

BIG Hugs,

Waitingfaithfully said...


Three years ago we too we're "stuck" in an unexplainable wait for our LOA. As it turned out the CCAA finally told our agency (around 118 day mark) that we had never wired our money to them. Our agency had indeed wired our money, and to make matters worse the family whose money had been wired with ours had already traveled and were home with their child. Even though I told myself repeatedly that God's timing was perfect (and looking back, it was perfect)--it didn't make the waiting (or the hole in my/your heart) less painful. In the middle of all of that the Lord led me to someone else's blog --and through them gave me this verse . . .

"For the vision still has its time, presses on to fulfillment and will not disappoint; if it delays, wait for it, it will surely come, it will not be late." Habakkuk2:3

And this is how The Message Bible says it ~

And then God answered: "Write this. Write what you see. Write it out in big block letters so that it can be read on the run. This vision-message is a witness pointing to what's coming. It aches for the coming—it can hardly wait! And it doesn't lie. If it seems slow in coming, wait. It's on its way. It will come right on time. Habakkuk 2:3

I hope this encourages you, as it encouraged me. Praying that you are soon on your way to your beautiful Kalia. He is faithful!


(friend of Alycia A.)

Stephanie said...

Won't be long Mandi! I check in every morning at work waiting to see those 3 letters on your blog. I think of you guys waiting and then I forget Kalia's waiting too sometimes. I know it's so hard to be waiting. We didn't wait as long as your family but there were roadblocks. The amazing thing is now I can look back and clearly see the purpose of them and the real reasons why our wait was a good thing.. something we didn't know at the time during the wait. God has a reason for everything I always say -even though my plan wasn't His!! Have a beautiful weekend:)

BrOwN CiRcUs said...

Mandi, really no words can comfort, it's just plain frustrating. Hugs from Seattle :)