For those of you that don't know what LID stands for I will fill you in. In the world of China adoption there are steps in the process that we mark as milestones. One of those steps is the day the dossier (paperwork) is logged in or put in the Que for review and approval. This is called the Log In Date.
We got ours on May 17. The hope from here is that we will get final approval in 4 weeks. We will have to send paperwork for the children to the US government for approval, get US visas for the children and China Visas for us. Send that to the US consulate in China, get papers from the consulate and send them to the Chinese government. We will then get Travel approval and be off to China a couple of weeks later. There is a little more to it than that but that is the overview.
It's a long process but some countries are worse. I just don't like that children are in an orphanage 9-12 months longer than needed so we can get through the red tape. I understand why the red tape is necessary. I wish people in this world would be honest and charitable so that the laws didn't have to be the way they are. There has got to be a way to speed the process up though.