Monday, November 05, 2007

Let me explain this to you

To put this wait into perspective for our family & friends:

The following is a list of LID dates that have been given their referrals-KEEP IN MIND we are LID 6/02/2006. The dates that state “placed up to” are actual LID dates. LID=logged in Date (the day our paperwork was logged in to China)

On July 27, 2007 the following LID dates have been placed up to November 14, 2005
This means all of these people were Logged in China on or before November 14, 2005.

On September 10, 2007 the following LID dates have been placed up to November 25, 2005 This means all of these people were Logged in China between November 14, 2005 thru November 25, 2005.

On October 7, 2007 the following LID dates have been placed up to November 30, 2005
This means all of these people were Logged in China bewteen November 25, 2005 thru November 30, 2005.

I think you are following me now.....

And last as of today November 5, 2007 LID dates have been placed up to December 8, 2005.
All of these people have a Logged in date of November 25, 2005 thru December 8, 2005.

To surmise all of this in a small paragraph:
Meaning of "have been placed".......they(these families) have received a referral, picture, phone call and/or medical information on their child that waits for them in China. Once they (the families) accept their referral the time clock once again starts as they wait for their travel authorization from China allowing them into the country to pick up and adopt their child.

As you can see it takes at least 1 full month to refer only 8 – 10 days of LIDS. If this process does not speed up then our wait will continue to grow. However, IF China starts to refer more days of LIDS per month THEN our wait will decrease. Hope this explains what is going on a little better for you.

To answer a few of your questions,
No we are not going to switch countries.
Yes, it’s a long process.
No , I cannot tell China to speed up their process.
Yes, our agency keeps us very informed and they are just a phone call away if we need to ask them questions (which we have)
And YES, there are many, many more people out there going through the very same thing and it’s not just us.

Thanks for being there for us!

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