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Friday, March 28, 2008

Someday

We have the best agency, CCAI! They are wonderful and especially the ladies in the waiting child department as they have been the ones that we have been dealing with the most. We have been waiting over 100 days for our LOA. A few weeks ago, our agency began e-mailing to check on our LOA. They were given the response that it is in process. Then, we still did not get it. They contacted their liason in China who personally checked on our paperwork. They called yesterday to give us the update. The first words out of our agency representative's mouth were, "We are not as far along as we want to be but...". Apparently, there have been staff changes in the special needs program at the China Center for Adoption Affairs. Our paperwork has been in the review room and spent extra time there due to training of new personnel. It has now been reviewed and is awaiting the signature of the head of the review room. Then it will move to the matching room. There is no information as to how long the rest of this process will take. We are hopeful that it will move quickly and that we will get it soon and still be able to travel in May. At least we know though, that it is somewhere in process and not lost in translation! I am just so impressed with the ladies working in the waiting child program. There have been lots of changes to the program recently and this has to be stressful for them but I sure couldn't tell when I was on the phone with them. I feel that we are in such good hands!

Later that same day, I received an update on Graeme. He is now 25.3 pounds and 33.5 inches tall. It stated that he had not been sick recently and that he started walking at 14 months. He can feed himself finger foods and is saying some simple words. He enjoys noisy or moving toys and moves to music. He likes to look at picture books and is affectionate. He can wave and clap. He shares a room with 12 children. We did not receive any new pictures with this update but are so thrilled with the information. I just can't wait to get him in our arms!

So we are back to waiting. I hope the wait goes by quickly. There is another family from our agency who should travel soon to get their daughter and they will try to get more information and pictures for us when they go and that will help. In the meantime, we will do all we can to stay busy. Mikie if you are reading this...a nice bottle of Cabo Wabo could halp ease the pain of the wait too!

10 comments:

OH MY #6 said...

the wait is wicked I am sure. Keep your chin up.

Lea

Melody and Brian said...

Not the new you wanted but as least you have something more official. I am so glad they were able to find out where your paperwork is. Now that we have some heights and weights, I am ready to shop for my God Son. We love you and we pray for all four of you.

Waiting for Mia Hope! said...

CCAI is the best! I know its not the 3 letters you wanted to hear but at least there is an explanation and it makes me feel better too! :) Come on LOA and TA...two mommy's are dying to hold their babies!!!!!

nikki said...

I will add your family to my prayer list...but I am so impressed with your attitude while you wait. I'm glad you have such faith in your agency, and
it sounds from the update that your baby miracle is doing well, and that is a blessing.

The Blog Fairy said...

Waiting can be so BAD! Hang in there. What a cutie. I'm glad your agency is on top of things. That helps so much. It's a lot easier to deal with the wait if you have information. Praying for a speedy match and trip to Graeme. -v

Yoli said...

I am glad that now you have an explanation. I hope time flys for you. He is so cute. I have also heard many good things about your agency. You are in good hands.

Janelle said...

you have been so gracious and patient in your wait.

I'm glad the WC Dept has gone to bat for you all & congratulations on the update!

Your Easter photos are precious...

Kristy said...

I just can't wait to see him in your arms!!!!

Love and blessings Kristy

Bonnie'n'Clyde said...

I really feel for you guys...I can only imagine how much harder the wait (and the uncertainty) gets for you once you have those photos. You handle it so gracefully and with such a good spirit! Here's hoping you don't wait much longer!

kris said...

CCAI is the best, for sure! Hang in there, you have been so patient!