We submitted our Dossier file to China (this is a big file that holds lots and lots of info on Merle and I and our family- birth cert, marriage license, our physical clearances, our police clearances, etc etc etc). on March 27th, 2013.
This file would arrive in China at their adoption center, it would be logged in to their system(also known in the adoption world as the beloved "L.I.D. - log in date) , translated, and then China will officially send us our Letter Of Acceptance aka Letter Seeking Confirmation. April 25th , was the day that we were OOT (out of translation) which basically meant our dossier (big pile of Zimmerman family documents) was done being translated...and the wait continues for our LOA (Letter of Acceptance aka Letter Seeking Confirmation). The official wait for our LOA started on 4/10/13 when received our Log In Date from China saying that they had received our Dossier and that it was starting to be translated. The LOA wait, we were told, can be anywhere from 30-90 days. Although I know a few that were shorter then the 30 days and know of several that already exceed the 100 day mark! Today, June 7th is day #58 of our official wait. From what I understand there isn't a "first in/first out" method nor a chronological order method....I guess they spin a wheel and see "who's up?" (insert silly grin)
This specific letter is the official piece of paper that China sends to our agency and then they send to us and we must sign it and check the box that says: Yes, we want to adopt our Lucy! Then we send it back and we start our immigration paperwork to work on leaving this country to bring our girl home!
Before I ask for prayer I'd like you to THANK GOD with us for all that He has already done in bringing Lucy Kim into her/our family. Thank Him for
- His direct guidance and direction to our girl
- Support of so very many friends, family and others who we don't even know who have blessed Lucy and this adoption
- His loving and generous provision of her "ransom" costs
- HIS timeline for this entire process
- His daily grace