Friday, August 10, 2007

Well, I'll be darned!

We received PA (pre-approval) from China -- we get to adopt Addison!!!!

PA actually means that the China Center for Adoptive Affairs has given us an informal approval and will issue a formal approval once all our paperwork is in, reviewed, etc. -- provided that our dossier supports the statements made in our Letter of Intent.

Holy Moly! We have a son. And a really cute son, at that. More later -- LOTS to do! In the meantime, take a gander at this handsome guy. Addison ShengJun -- our baby boy.

REMINDER -- In summary, here's the process:

  • Send in LOI (7/9/07)
  • Receive PA (hopefully!) (8/10/07)
  • Get fingerprints in order to receive the I-171H (permission to bring a child into the country)
  • Work on home study -- WHICH WE HAVEN'T STARTED AND NEED TO ASAP
  • Complete home study and send it to the immigration office in Orlando (which gives us the ever-coveted I-171H) GOAL DATE: October 1st
  • Recieve I-171H, send dossier to Chinese consulate the next day
  • Send dossier to agency, they send it to China GOAL DATE: October 25th (our 2 year anniversary of meeting Kate in China)
  • Wait 3 - 4 months for LOA (Letter of Approval) which is China's formal approval of us as Addison's new parents GOAL DATE: Febrary 25th (Scott's birthday)
  • Sign it and party it up for a little bit while waiting for TA
  • Receive TA GOAL DATE: March 25th
  • Panic because you haven't done anything productive while waiting for TA
  • Get consulate appointment (the last step of the process in China, our oath at the US Consulate) The travel dates are all coordinated around this consulate appointment
  • Go to China GOAL DATE: April 15th (Hey, tax day should be a good day for someone)
  • Let the fun begin!

9 comments:

Karen M said...

Hip Hip HOORAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY! Congratulations! I'm so excited for you!!

Mike, Hayley & Piper said...

WOOHOO!

speedy speedersons, get movin on that dossier!

Hayley

kris said...

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO happy for you!!!

chloesmama said...

Congratulations!!! YIPPEE!!!

Stefanie said...

Hip Hip HOORAHHHH!!! I am SO thrilled for you guys!! Now you can breathe a collective sigh of relief...Addison is coming HOME!!
Lots of love and hugs!

Mom said...

When I told Ed the terrific news yesterday, he asked me why I was home and not out shopping!

Needless to say, we are thrilled, delighted and can't wait to welcome our new grandson into our lives -- he is already in our hearts!

Kathy said...

CCAA sure knows what their doing... Addison is being placed where he belongs!!! He truly was meant for your family!!Congrats!!
The Malsky Clan!!
Keith, Kathy, Jay, Cole and Ami

Patricia/NYC said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
FANTASTIC news!!! Congratulations!!!
We are THRILLED for you all!!

Kate will make such an awesome big sister!!

HUGS...
Patricia/NYC

Mike & Ramona said...

Whooo-hoooo! We are so excited for you!