Friday, December 7, 2007

The proverbial clock is now on

Today I was getting antsy. It has been more than a month since we were DTC, so I emailed our social worker to find out if she'd heard anything about a log-in-date (LID). I didn't really want to do that because I have prided myself on being the "calm client" who flies under the radar and shows full faith the agency will let us know when there is something to report. However, I did it anyway. Ironically, I got this email this afternoon:

Dear Families,

Congratulations! We have your log-in date (LID) today and the exact date is 11/7/07. As of now we are seeing the wait time to be about 25 months from LID to referral. You can find more updated information on the CCAA website.

I hope this finds you well and congratulations on accomplishing another milestone in your adoption journey!

Honestly, I had hoped our LID would be in October but it really matches our experience with Lindy--DTC 4/15/05 and LID 5/9/05. Our LID with Lindy was around her birthday (unbeknownst to us at the time) but, sadly, we're pretty sure our next daughter wasn't born in 2007 and have doubts she'll even be born in 2008.

Nonetheless, this is not a time to be melancholy and ultra-reflective. It is a happy post for now we know the "clock" is on and we are "officially" waiting and the date on the calendar tells me we're one month down.
Please pray big prayers for us and all the other waiting families. We sure could use them!


The Oswalds said...

Congratulations!!! Our prayers are with you & the adoption of your next daughter.



Jenn Gager said...

Yippee!! That is great news!! Now you can rest easy. Hoping I'm going to hear about my LID earlier than later...I don't think I can be as patient as you. :o) Congratulations!!

DiJo said...

Woohoo!!!!! Yes - a date, and it is something concrete to hang your squeaky shoe on! Game on friends! So happy for you!
Diana, Jeff, Ainsley & Ruby Mei

Kimber said...

Oh, I am so happy for you Lisa! Yipee!


The West Family said...

hip hip hooray! we're so happy for you and we'll keep you in our prayers!

Jill said...

I was so excited to check this blog and find an update!! Yipee for the LID! We will continue to pray, and I will start prepping Clark for the arrival of his girlfriend. :)

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Gin said...

Hey Congratulations! Concrete date's are a wonderful thing. I was just browsing through some China-Moms blogs sites and noticed that we're both DTC within a few weeks of each other (no word on our official LID yet) Well, here's to hoping and praying for a CCAA speed up =)

Tres Poshe Preppy said...

Congratulations! Prayers are with you and your family!

Jaime said...

Congratulations...I know the wait will be long, but oh, so worth it. Glad for a LID!!!!!

Danielle said...

Congratulations! The countdown to Lindy's mei mei has begun!! I will be praying for you.