Well, I just got an email from Lifeline.

Normal wait time for LOA is 60-90 days.

After 93 days, my dossier is still…….

In translation.  🙁

This step normally takes 2-3 weeks.  We are 3 months in.

I’ve copied and pasted the remaining steps in the LOA process from a fellow adoptive mom on Facebook.

I didn’t have the heart to try and list them out.

Then you move onto translation and that process is supposed to take 2 to 3 weeks. I have no idea why but BLAS varies greatly in time to translate. Once your dossier is back from translation it goes to the “in process” man who receives your dossier from BLAS and then changes the computer system to “in process as of ___ date” and your agency can now see that in the computer. He then sends your file to the review room part of the LOA wait. This is where they review your file. It is supposed to only take 2 to 3 weeks but then again this time frame varies as well. Once they have reviewed your file and you are approved, it then moves to the LOA issue department. It usually takes 1 to 2 weeks to get through the issue department and then they mail them out and your agency receivs them.

I was told that dossiers that were submitted late December/early January are taking longer than normal.

Um, yeah, I realized that.  Sorry for the sarcasm.

So IF my dossier leaves translation on Monday (and I have NO idea when it will leave translation), it still could take up to 3 to 4 more weeks.

And that’s just to get my LOA!!  Let’s not even mention the next steps we have to take before we pick Peanut up.

And yes, I know, it’s all in God’s timing.