Thursday, April 19, 2012

three little letters

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yep!  I got an email from our agency last night that they were going to speak to their in-China rep "in a bit" to see what they could find out about our dossier.  I didn't sleep much last night worrying we were still in translation which would have meant at least a few more weeks (or way more) until we would get our LOA.  She asked me to call her this morning so she could let me know what she found out.  I waited not-so-patiently until 9 and called - she was in a meeting.  She called back at 9:30 to let me know that she thought she was going to be able to tell me our LOA was on it's way - then she paused...my heart went from woo-hoo to totally just hit an iceberg in a matter of seconds.  When she came back with "I'm actually holding it in my hands right now!"  I burst into tears - literally, bawling into the phone.  Fed Ex will be on my doorstep tomorrow morning!!!

So what next?  We will send in our I-800 paperwork so the US can approve us to adopt Presley - I know what some of you are thinking..."didn't you already do that?"  um, no - the US approved us to adopt A CHILD from China.  Now they have to approve us to adopt a SPECIFIED CHILD.  Confused yet?  Welcome to International Adoption!  Ok, so 800 approval, send it to China, wait for Article 5 - yada, yada...and then finally, travel approval!  

Timeline - we are hoping to be in Chicago boarding a flight to Shanghai in early July.  Fingers crossed, prayers sent up

8 comments:

Cheri said...

Congrats! Wow, July spent in China! Sounds great!

KBam said...

YIPPPEEEE!!! So excited for your family...you've made it through the longest wait. That sweet girl will be in your arms before you know it! Congrats!!!

Tonia said...

So happy for you! Can you stash me in your luggage and just drop me in Shanghai, please?! Congrats again!

Kara said...

:) Charlie wants to meet his cousin.

groovy mama said...

YES!!! on to the next step! So jealous!

big hugs girl! Do you need any clothes for her?
Donna

Sharon Ankerich said...

Answered prayer~ Yay!!! XO

Tera said...

Yeah!! And you can travel before harvest!! Can't wait to follow your journey!

Hunan Mommy said...

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!