We learned yesterday that China has issued our travel approval!! All we need to do now is confirm our Consulate Appointment (where "Mickey" will receive his U.S. visa inside his Chinese passport to travel HOME).
We didn't get confirmation of that appointment today so, we will have to wait til Tuesday due to Presidents Day. *sad trombone*
Hang on "Mickey" we are coming for you REAL SOON!!
This photo shows the steps it takes to adopt from China start to finish. We are on step 13 of 17. Article 5 drop off will happen on Monday. This step usually take about 10 days. But China is getting ready to celebrate Chinese New year at the end of the month, so that will delay us. But not by much.
Last night when we arrived home from visiting Kringle's Inventionasium, we received word from our agency that our long awaited LOA (letter of acceptance) had arrived! This is the official document from China, saying YES to our adoption of "Mickey"!!
With my mom watching the kiddos while we are gone, we are going to avoid being gone over spring break. That being said, we have our eyes on traveling mid march. :)
Last Monday we were notified that our dossier had moved out of translation and into the review department. Unfortunately, the reviewer asked for more information. We are hopeful that the documents we sent late last week will satisfy them and we will be able to move on to the next step. We are optimistic that LOA will be issued soon. If so, our hopes of traveling in late February are still feasible.
Our dossier (big pile of papers ALL about us) is in translation in China. A friend shared this image yesterday. It gave me the giggle I needed. Hopefully no important details about our family get "lost in translation".