Yesterday we got a letter from the Bureau of Consular Affairs (don't these all sound so official?!?) verifying that on the 14th they sent WanYing's I-800 approval to the U.S. Consulate in Guangzhou.
Here are the (blessedly few!) remaining paperwork steps:
- Thursday morning, WACAP (our agency) will apply with the U.S. Consulate in Guangzhou for our Article 5
- The Article 5 usually takes exactly 2 weeks, but it will be delayed a little for Chinese New Year, so they'll pick up the Article 5 when the Consulate opens again on February 7th
- Our Article 5 will be delivered to the CCAA (Chinese Children's Adoption Authority) on the 9th when they open again after Chinese New Year
- And then we wait somewhere between 2 and 5 weeks for our Travel Authorization!
What does all of this mean? Well, in the best case we'll leave around March 15th. If the TA takes longer to come, we may leave in early April. Either way, we're getting close!
For all of the paperwork details and dates, see our full China Adoption Timeline