I am so so excited!! We just got our LID! It was 12/24/2009!!
I prayed that it would be before Christmas and thank you Jesus for answered prayer!
So this means if we get our LOA on Feb 4th it would have taken 42 days. I know this is not going to happen to us but hey, I can dream!
If we get it on March 4th it would have taken 70 days. This could be a realistic scenario!
But if it takes longer like April 1st then it would have taken 98 grueling days - oh my, at that point this Momma will have an aching heart.
For those of you who are not with a China program LID means LOG in Date. That is when all your paperwork is in China and it is when you start the countdown to LOA- Letter of Approval. LOA comes somewhere between 42-120 days after your LID. After your LOA you wait for your TA- travel approval. I am not sure how long that takes now- think 8-10 weeks? Then families travel about 2 weeks after that! I think ;-)
It just doesn't make sense to me why some LOA's come so quickly and other take so long 42-120 days is quite a span. Does anyone have any insight on why this happens? If you get a chance please pray for Mandi! She has been waiting too long to bring Drew home. To the point of it being painful. The good thing is once you get LOA you forget about the pain of waiting for your baby. The focus changes to just get the TA and getting to China. Praying that your LOA comes very soon, Mandi and Matt!