Today we heard from our social worker that our dossier is logged into China (LID) as of 10/10/11 and our letter of intent (LOI) was up uploaded on 10/14/11. This means that our daughter’s file is locked to our family. In the next two weeks we should have a provisional approval (PA). Then we will wait for the final approval (LOA) which can take a while.
Once we have the provisional approval we will be able to share some more information about our daughter with all of you. We can’t wait to tell you more about her and to share more pictures and videos. Also, at that point, we are allowed to send her a care package. We can include pictures of us and our home in that package so she becomes familiar with her new family. Often, after receiving the package, the family will receive pictures of the child with their package. We would love to see some new pictures as we are sure she has changed since the pictures we have from June.
This is a huge step in the process. Thanks for your prayers about beating the Nov. 7 deadline. Please continue to pray for a speedy approval process.