In the last week, we’ve had quite the adoption roller coaster. First, Poppy’s foster home was going to rush her to surgery. Sad. She’s going to have her eye removed, and we’re not there. Then, we found out we weren’t going to be able to get any details on the surgical technique being used, where it was being done, or whether or not Pathology was going to be run on the large tumor on her eye. Without knowing whether or not the tumor is cancerous, we’re not sure what our team in the U.S. will be able to do for her here. Will they have to treat the tumor as if it’s cancerous? Maybe. We don’t know.
Then, we found out that her pre-op lab testing came back abnormal, so she won’t be having surgery. We don’t know what was abnormal about her labs though. Bummer. We got some good pics of her, but any pics that are on the foster home’s main FB page look sad. They tell us she’s in pain, and I think she is.
Sorry for the bad crop job, the other kids in the pic aren’t mine to share.
I think her foster home is doing the best the can. Technically, they’re not allowed to speak directly to us, so they are truly limited in their ability to keep us informed. The very best thing we can do is trust them and what they’re doing to care for her, and then RACE to get to her.
We received word that our dossier was ‘logged in’ as of July 31, 2014. So, in China adoption lingo, our LID is 7/31/14. Our agency is also doing the best they can now. Their in-China rep met with officials who agreed that Poppy’s case is a priority and we’re told that our Letter of Acceptance (also called Letter Seeking Confirmation) should be on its way in about a week.
This is where you all come in. We’re going to ask you to pray, send good thoughts to the universe, whatever you feel comfortable doing, that it really happens. If I have that letter in my hands in a week, I’m hoping to be on a plane four weeks later.
I called the National Passport Information Center to ask that ResponsiBoy’s passport be expedited. I have to throw them some love. They were extremely kind to me. They told me that they would ask their powers that be for an expedite, and that I would know that it’s granted when they charged my credit card for the expedite. I called on a Friday night at 5:15pm. My credit card was charged two hours later. By the next morning, I had an email in my inbox with a processing number. I’m hoping the passport will be here soon. ResponsiBoy would love to accompany me to China for this once in a lifetime experience. He needs a visa though, and to do that, we need to get him a passport.
We’re a little stressed, but we’re doing what we can. We so appreciate your prayers.
–FullPlateMom, who will just try to keep putting one foot in front of the other.