"An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet regardless of time, place or circumstance.The thread may stretch or tangle, but it will never break." -Chinese proverb

Monday, June 11, 2012

Lost in translation (prayer request)

So, here we are, 81 days into our wait for our LOA and nothing has happened to move us forward.  Nothing.  The first thing that happens during this process is your dossier is translated into Chinese, then it moves to being "in process" and last, it goes to the matching room.  I emailed our adoption agency and our dossier is still "in translation," meaning nothing has happened.  The gal with our agency assured me that she will let me know as soon as anything changes so I'm assuming that we're still in translation because I haven't heard a thing yet.  81 days and our dossier is just sitting on a desk somewhere collecting dust.  The dust must be getting pretty thick on it by now.  I'm tired of waiting and attempting to be patient.  Most of my adoption friends have their LOAs by now and many other people have them who haven't been waiting nearly as long as us.  It hurts, it really does, because it's not just Erik and I that are waiting.  Liana is in an orphanage and the date that we were hoping to get her is getting later and later.  If I could see that some progress was being made, any at all, it would help but we're in the same spot that we were 81 days ago.  The kicker is, once we get out of translation, we could still be waiting for more than a month to actually get our LOA.  However, I've seen people get it in as little as a week.  I'm hoping that will happen for us after having such a long wait to get out of translation.  So here it is, my prayer request: please, please pray that our dossier gets moving in China and that we're out of translation soon and that we get our LOA soon.

81 days...


  1. I will be praying for you guys!!

  2. Love your blog, Sweetie, and all these pics!!! These show who you are! I loved looking back at Ella's recital pics. How she has changed, and the Birthday Boy with the strange appetite...well I'm still chuckling over that adventure, (with sympathy)! So glad you got away, and hope you can do it again soon...maybe to China!! We are all praying (our prayer chain included) that you will soon have some forward movement. It's about time!! Love to all, Mom

  3. Oh, Sarah, I so feel for you. I am with Holt as well (waiting for a referral and therefore wtaching Holt folks ahead of me very closely). I can't even begin to imagine how hard it is to wait while others leapfrong you. Hang in there, hopefully this means your post-LOA process goes super quick so you can catch up :)