So, last time we "talked" we had just mailed our dossier (for the first time) to the Consulate in Chicago. Well, since then, we have mailed it two more times after it has been rejected for minor notary wording issues. We were thinking we would have a LID (log in date) of late November, now we are looking at a LID of at least January, and that's only if they accept our dossier this time and don't reject it for a 3rd time.
We also received word this week that they are changing their log in process so they won't be logging in any new dossiers between Dec 20th and Jan 1st. Any dossiers received after Dec 20th will experience some delays due to them redo this process. When I heard this, I immediately had flashbacks of our process in Thailand, that changed 2 months into our process and resulted in us being unable to adopt from that country. Praying this doesn't happen again and that the delays are minimal.
I just can't wait for the call that we have a LID!!!!
You wouldn't be here unless you wanted to find out a little about us... well here goes. We're the Lacock family - Tom & Stephanie. During our years of marriage God has given us three wonderful biological children - Keelan - 12, Camden - 10, and Ireland - 5. During that time we've lived in Mauldin SC, Indianapolis, Santa Clarita CA, and back in Indy. When we moved back to Indy from CA, 4 years ago, we started thinking about adoption. We felt strongly about James 1:27 and God commanding us to care for orphans. We kept being brought back to international adoption. We were ready to mail our initial check and application to our agency when Tom was laid off that same day. We had to put our adoption plans on hold for a couple month, but as soon as God provided a job, we started the application process! We started on January 2010. Our dossier was sent to Southeast Asia July 2010, and then to Central Asia in 2012.....and now we wait! So jump in and follow along!