Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Adding Addison - Update

Adding Addison to our family is taking longer than we had hoped, but things are moving along. All but one of our dossier documents are at the Chinese Consulate in Houston and then will be sent to our agency. We are waiting on one document to be returned from the secretary of state, which we will then send to the consulate.

We anticipate our dossier being logged in at the CCAA in China by January 15th. From there, the wait will probably look something like this:

Approximately 90 days after our log-in date, we should receive our LOA (Letter of Acceptance) that is China's way to officially match us with Addison.

About 4 - 6 weeks after LOA, we should get TA (travel approval).

We should leave for China about 2 - 4 weeks after TA.

So when do we travel? My sad guess is June, but I'm praying, praying, praying for sooner.

In the meantime, we just sent a Christmas cake to him and his foster family, along with a letter, questions to answer and two disposable cameras. Although Christmas is not celebrated everywhere in China, it is becoming popular and what kid doesn't like cake???

More news about another change in my life soon.... (Hint: I might be waiting for my son, but I'll have about 125 kiddos to call mine in January.)


Patricia/NYC said...

PRAYING that your "June" wish is granted!! Can't wait for you guys to bring Addison HOME!

And thanks for your message on our blog!! ALWAYS a treat to hear from you!

Hmmmmm...teaching again in January?? What age group? HS again?
Do tell!! ;)

Karen M said...

MY! You and Scott have been BUSY (125 kiddos by January?! haha)!

I'm sorry the wait is longer than you had hoped. Praying for speedy everything between now and travel :)