Thursday, March 28, 2013


Oftentimes, families end up logged in and don't even know it until after the fact.  Agencies don't find out their families have their paperwork logged in unless they ask.   Today we found out that our paperwork was logged in on March 20th...our official log-in date (LID).   The day you have your LID is the day you start counting for your letter of approval (LOA).   So that means we have 8 days of the LOA wait behind us.   YAY!   The LOA wait is the reason why we can't tell our family and friends when we'll be traveling.  It usually ranges from about 30 days to 150 days.  50s and 60s have been average this year, but a few weeks ago there were a ton that came back in the 20s and 30s.  That is unheard of, especially considering those were not for medical expedites.  I even had a friend who is adopting a child with the same special need as our son get hers in 9 days..yes NINE!   Amazing!   But, I am going to try not to get my hopes up because there are people waiting in the 70s, 80s, and more.  We are hoping for a medical expedite, but we will see.    Travel is usually 2-3 months from LOA, 2.5 months being average.   We're hoping to make it quicker than that with a bit of expediting.  We have 3 months and 3 days until little man's 6th birthday our goal has always been to get to him before his next birthday.  June is CRAZY for Rick.  God has a plan though and it will work out however it works out. 

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