Friday, July 02, 2010

Did you hear me SCREAM??

LOA...LOA...LOA...
It came!!
This is the Letter of Seeking Confirmation...this means that CCAA (China Center of Adoption Affairs) has reviewed our file and have approved us to adopt Solomon. We are now waiting for our travel approval...ahhh, did you hear that...we are waiting for our travel approval. Prayerfully we'll be in China in 2-3 months!!! Please join us in praying that these next steps go smoothly and quickly!!!!

So what happens now...it's pretty confusing to me but this is what to expect next:
~DS230 & LOA go to China while we are waiting for the i800 approval.
~Once the i800 approval comes, I email it to my china coordinator
~The USCIS sends the approval to the NVC...they scan and record it
~NVC then cables it to GZ
~We receive a cable note in the mail that we email to our china coordinator
~She emails the cable note to our contact in China
~Our china contact prepares the Article 5 and sends it to GZ on a Mon. or Thurs. only
~Art. 5 can be picked up 2 weeks later
~then TA

(I800 is immigration approval, NVC is National Visa Center, GZ is Guangzhou this is where the US Consulate is located, TA is travel approval)

We are getting closer sweet son...so close!!!

18 comments:

Hope said...

Praise the Lord!!! So happy for you!

Michal said...

My twerps must have been too noisy to hear your scream! I'm so so happy for your family. We've all been praying for LOA for your family and now we can move on to that big list of stuff you wrote about! HA! Here's hoping to TA coming soon!

KO said...

I got here by way of Rumor Queen.

Isn't this so exciting. I can't wait to update the blog with pictures ... but it will have to wait until Sunday, when I hope to surprise my husband.

I am surprised he hasn't notice my smile and very happy mood!

Who is your agency? We are with great Wall.

trina said...

Yahoo!!! Won't be much longer!!!
And I love the new look. Very nice. The picture in the header is great of everybody. Love it.

Shan said...

Congratulations! Such a wonderful feeling to be getting closer! May God bless you with speedy steps to TA and a speedy TA!
He's precious, btw.

Boy oh Boy oh Boy! said...

Was that you?? I thought I heard something!! Ahhhh, soooo happy for you and your sweet boy!! Congratulations! Praise God!

Hugs,
Amy P.

Rebekah said...

How wonderful! Praise the Lord! I know it must feel wonderful to be getting closer and closer!

Darlene said...

Wonderful news! Of course I'll be praying for TA....to come as fast as possible!

Karen said...

I did:-) Right after you heard me scream:-) Congratulations. I hope our TA officers work quickly and we are in China early in September. I look forward to our boys playing together in GZ while we sit back and smile.

Lisa said...

Woo Hoo....... Praise Jesus !!!!

LedaP said...

congrats...we are waiting on ours as well! Good luck for a quick TA. www.funds4faith.com

The Raudenbush Family said...

Congrats! He's such a cutie!!!
Kelly (RQ reader)
www.raudenbushfamily.blogspot.com
www.jiayindesigns.com

Debbie B said...

Excellent news! Praise God!
Praying with you that the last steps go quickly and you get him home.

stephanie said...

WOO HOO!!!!! that's awesome!!!!! Home before Christmas... before Thanksgiving??? YEAH!!!

Serving the King said...

Oh my goodness I am SO happy for you!!!! We were DTC last Friday so we are waiting for those sweet 3 letters too!!! Congrats!!!

Jodi said...

oh my, he's so beautiful!

Jonni said...

Congrats to you my dear, sweet friend! Not too much longer now. Love the new look of your blog and I love that your gorgeous son will be home soon.

Love,
Jonni

Truly Blessed said...

I'm a little late to the party (only have dial up access at the lake and it takes WAY TOO LONG to look at blogs!) but YIPPEE and PTL!!!!!

It won't be long now...so happy for you!