I am in a little bit of shock right now. If you've been following our adoption process you know that we've had more than our share of hiccups in the process.
So, I was expecting our LOA wait (the longest wait in the process) to take longer than the 70 day average. Even if it happened on an average time frame, it would be sometime in October. Some families wait much much longer than this.
Well. I guess God has other plans for us, because I heard from our agency today that we can expect our LOA in 3-5 weeks. That is about a month earlier than expected. Some people have even told me that theirs came in 2 weeks! We could have our LOA by the end of this month. That is insanely fast!
With this news comes our next agency bill and we need your help! There are ways to help us without making a donation! Please take a look at the How You Can Help page linked at the top of this blog. Thank you!!!
10/25/11- Home study initiated 1/8/12- Decide to adopt from China instead of Ukraine. 4/23/12- Home study arrives at our home! 4/23/12- Mailed USCIS 6/1/12- USCIS approval 6/18/12- First agency says we are DTC!!! 6/19/12- First agency says we are NOT DTC and will not be until September! 6/26/12- Decided to switch to a new agency. 7/9/12- DTC! 7/18/12- LID (dossier log in date) 9/24/12- LOA!!! 11/16/12- I800 approval 11/28/12- NVC cable 12/13/12- Article 5 12/26/12- Travel Approval 1/21/12- Meet Lily! 1/29/12- Consulate appointment in Guangzhou