adoption update - we are STILL waiting for our FBI clearances. Based on the reported averages (from my fav adoption board), this is what we are looking at timeline wise - give or take several weeks depending on how fast the US & China decide to process our paperwork.
- currently waiting on clearances & then 1-2 week wait for state approval of our home study
- apply for I-800A (US immigration approval to adopt from China) - approvals taking approx 75 days
- send all notarized/certified/authenticated docs to agency so they can send to China
- wait for LOA (super imprtant paper from China saying we can adopt Presley) - taking approx 68 days
- apply for I-800 (US immigration approval to adopt Presley from China) - approval taking approx 19 days
- wait cable/art 5 - taking approx 29 days
- wait for TA (travel approval) - taking approx 18 days