I guess someday it will just be part of your story, part of the beginning of your life with us. We might even laugh about it. But right now, we are sad. We've watched family after family move past us, catch up to us, and leave us behind. We had an exceptionally long LID wait, much longer than the current average for our LOA wait. And, now, a paperwork glitch is keeping you away from us even longer. There was an important signature on one of our papers missing. Our agency had the papers for over two months and didn't notice this. It was sent to China without the signature, and has started a chain-reaction of delays and problems. In order to fix the problem, a new, signed paper was overnighted from the agency...to Chile. Yes, right next to "China" in the drop-down menu. From there it was re-routed by the agency to
I reminded everyone that at the other end of these exceptionally long waits and careless errors is an actual child. I'm not just waiting on a pair of shoes from Zappos. In the end, this current set of problems will delay us another two weeks at least. Two weeks, you might say, doesn't sound all that bad. But on top of all of the other delays we have had, and our timeline in respect to other families, it's getting a little hard to take. Baba reminded me that all of this will definitely result in your requiring another transfusion in China. Whether you get it or not is anyone's guess.
I've cried till my eyes can't cry anymore. My hands are tied, except for sitting here with the tracking number all day and all night hitting "refresh" on my computer. It's amazing how one piece of paper circling the world can make an already excruciatingly long wait even longer.
We love you, daughter, and just want you home here with us.