Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Log in Date- another piece in the puzzle.

Today we got an email from our adoption agency letting us know that we have received our Log In Date. What does this mean for us? Well, it means that China has officially received our dossier (that big packet of papers) and now will go through several approvals before we are officially approved to adopt Quinn.

This is the home stretch, people! Our LID is January 13th. If we were normal people, this would begin the clock ticking for us to be matched with a child. But because everything about our adoption has not been normal, this begins the clock ticking for us to go and get Quinn. But once again, your guess is as good as mine as to the time frame. From the info that our agency has given us the "average" time frame would be 5-6 months from the LID till we go and pick him up. So it puts us in the May/June time frame. I'm praying for May. We'll see.

All in all, getting a LID is exciting and another step toward Quinn. Although, I have to say, on my not so good days my thoughts are- take your time, China. What are we getting ourselves into. But then I see the pictures of that little face and I want to yell, "Hang on Quinn, your mamma's comin!"

I've tried to debate in my mind if it's been better or harder to know his face and his story while we wait. Most people don't find out who their child is until just a few months before they travel. All in all, I'm glad I've been able to picture his little face and pray for him by name. But it is harder, knowing there is an actual face and person waiting for me. But we are in the final lap, now. Hurry up, China!


Amber said...

congratulations!!! one step closer :)

Traci said...

Congratulations! We too will pray for speedy travels for you guys.

I can't believe we ended up with the same LID. Crazy journey we're on. I'm so glad to have a friend to walk with through this. Love you!