Wednesday, January 19, 2011

More exciting official-looking envelopes

Oh my gosh, we're really getting close now!  Woo hoo!

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!
Once we get our Travel Authorization (TA), we can travel at any time, so we'll travel just as quickly as we can make our flights and reservations, probably around 3 weeks after receiving our TA.

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

6 comments:

Jessica and Chris said...

Yipeeee!!!!! WE are so excited for you guys!!!

Lori Printy said...

You are not kidding you're getting VERY close indeed. I just love it when a plan comes together!

Lou Ann said...

Is it me or does it seem like your second one is going quicker and easier than your Kaz adoption? It seems like you just made the decision and poof you have another beautiful baby girl on the way. How long do you think you will stay in China? Are you going to bring the boys & Sasha this time?

We're very excited for you all!
Lou Ann & Lexie too

Laura García said...

Me encantan las buenas noticias, sobretodo si tienen que ver con WanYing.
WanYing cumplira dos años en plena celebración del año nuevo.
Espero que esto le de buena suerte, para viajar lo antes posible.

Con cariño,

Laura

I love good news, especially if they have to do with WanYing.
WanYing serve two years in full celebration of the new year.
I hope this good fortune to travel as soon as possible.

With love,

Laura

Jennifer said...

Woo hoo!!! March/April still seems so far away (to my winter/cold disliking self), but it really is a matter of weeks now, isn't it?? Middle of March isn't even double digits in terms of number of weeks! Wow!!

Stacey and Dewey said...

Congrats, I'm sure the next month or so will fly by and you will have your little girl home in your arms before you know it.
Congrats!!!!

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