That is not lid, as in the lid to your crock pot. It is an acronym for Log-In-Date. There are a lot of acronyms in the adoption world and it gets a little confusing. I needed a refresher on all of them but basically your LID simply means that China has acknowledged receipt of our paperwork. Our dossier will be translated and reviewed and then we will be given final approval to adopt Ian and Jovie—called LOA (Letter of Acceptance). Our agency would estimate about 2 months for LOA but China has recently gone with an all new system and they have no idea if that will speed things up or slow them down. So for a point of reference in this process... our agency says we should be in China 4-7 months from LID.
But we are praying it happens faster than that for us.
We have sent a letter from the cardiologist that explains the the urgent need to get Jovie the surgery her heart needs. We ask you to pray with us for a fast and expedited adoption. Jovie was born with significant cyanotic congenital heart disease and this is not compatible with long or medium term survival in the absence of corrective heart surgery. Jovie has been able to survive to date due to an auxiliary source of pulmonary blood flow. This supply is limited and will disappear with time, leaving her without enough blood flow to her lungs to support life. As her condition will continue to deteriorate with time, any efforts that could be made to expedite her adoption would increase the likelihood of a successful surgical repair.
- Please, please pray for health during these months of waiting.