Monday, December 20, 2010
Signing our Letter Seeking Confirmation
So, from the Chinese government's perspective, our baby is ours! Hooray!
What's next? Well, the U.S. government is now the only thing standing between us and our little girl. Grrr. Actually, this process and timeline is totally normal, it just irks me when I have to wait on people who are supposed to be on "my" side.
Anyway, now the USCIS (Citizenship and Immigration Services) approves our I-800 - we already have an I-800A, which is the pre-approval for our daughter's visa, now they just have to issue the visa specifically for WanYing now that we know who our daughter is. Then USCIS tells China that she has a visa, China issues a Travel Authorization for us, and we make our travel plans! There are a few other stops along the papertrail, but that's the gist of what's to come. Full details are available on our China Timeline.
Our guess is that we'll receive our Travel Authorization in February and travel in March. Can't wait!