Monday, December 20, 2010

Signing our Letter Seeking Confirmation

Last Friday we signed and sent off the hard copy of WanYing's official Letter Seeking Confirmation, our official acceptance of China's official "matching" us and WanYing.

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!


Stacey and Dewey said...

A huge step just in time for Christmas, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

China Dreams said...

We are doing special needs this time, and it just seems so complicated! People ask me what is next and I tell them that I have to keep checking the checklist just to keep the whole sequence straight.

Congratulations on your good news! It is exciting, even if there's still a wait ahead of you.



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