Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Yesterday a new group of LOA's came in. They went up until April 12. We are April 17. What does this mean? Well, an LOA is the final approval that says you are approved to adopt your child and you send it back the minute you get it saying that you still want to adopt your child. LOA stands for Letter of Acceptance. When you send your LOA back then it can be anywhere from 2 -4 weeks to get your TA, which is Travel Approval. With Travel Approval you can make your Consulate appointment and travel arrangements. How long this takes depends on how fast you and your agency can get it together. Usually about 2 weeks. Now the part I have to explain is that even though logically you would think we are next this does not always happen. I know of many cases where this does not go in calendar order. There are people with March LID's that don't have LOA yet. Are you confused yet? So what I laid out above is the best case scenario. Oh, and usually another batch of LOA's will come in two weeks but the CCAA is visiting the USA and there could be a delay!!!!!!!!!!!! You know how you know something is not going to happen but there is a slight chance that it will, but then you don't want to be disappointed if if doesn't happen, so you try not to think it will, and then it doesn't and you are disappointed? That is how I felt yesterday. But today I just have to look at my little beauty below and know that for some reason God has given us more time together before she has to share her Mommy! Too Cute for words! One of her favorite games! Mommy trying to get me to pose. My backless dress! Oh, and I am wearing Meilynn's because it is smaller and mine is too big. When Meilynn gets here maybe I will fit in mine! It is really pretty. Mommy got them on e-bay.
Posted by Vicki at 2:44 PM